Vitamin C and Human Health
by Anitra C. Carr, Margreet C. M. Vissers
Publisher: MDPI AG 2010
Number of pages: 234
Ascorbic acid is a small, simple, water soluble molecule, synthesised by most plants and animals, with the exception of humans and some animal species due to mutations in the gene encoding the terminal enzyme in the biosynthetic pathway. For humans, it is thus a vitamin (vitamin C) that must be obtained from the diet, with complete deficiency resulting in the fatal disease scurvy.
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