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Vitamin C and Human Health by Anitra C. Carr, Margreet C. M. Vissers

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Vitamin C and Human Health
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Publisher: MDPI AG
ISBN/ASIN: 3906980618
ISBN-13: 9783906980614
Number of pages: 234

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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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