Vitamin C in Health and Disease / Edition 1

Vitamin C in Health and Disease / Edition 1

by Lester Packer, Packer Packer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0824793137

ISBN-13: 9780824793135

Pub. Date: 05/05/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

"Provides an up-to-the-minute, comprehensive analysis of the most recent theoretical and clinical developments in vitamin C research—integrating a wide variety of interdisciplinary studies into a single-source volume. Highlights the redox properties of vitamin C, including regeneration, participation in antioxidant networks, and influence on atherosclerosis."  See more details below

Overview

"Provides an up-to-the-minute, comprehensive analysis of the most recent theoretical and clinical developments in vitamin C research—integrating a wide variety of interdisciplinary studies into a single-source volume. Highlights the redox properties of vitamin C, including regeneration, participation in antioxidant networks, and influence on atherosclerosis."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824793135
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/05/1997
Series:
Antioxidants in Health and Disease Series, #4
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 10.25(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

History of vitamin C: a history of scurvy and vitamin C. Chemistry and biochemistry: an overview of ascorbic acid chemistry and biochemistry; antioxidant and prooxidant properties of vitamin C; the vitamin C radical and its reactions; vitamin C and redox cycling antioxidants; regeneration of vitamin C; protein glycation by the oxidation products of ascorbic acid; ascorbate membrane transport properties. Physiology and biomedical aspects: vitamin C as an antiatherogen - mechanisms of action; protection of human low-density lipoprotein from oxidative modification by vitamin C; diet and oxidative damage to DNA - the importance of ascorbate as an antioxidant; vitamin C, collagen biosynthesis and aging; oxidative stress and ascorbate in relation to risk for cataract and age-related maculopathy; antioxidant action of vitamin C in the lung; vitamin C and asthma; effect of vitamin C on leucocyte function and adhesion to endothelial cells. Nutrition and health: human metabolism and the requirement for vitamin C; vitamin C safety in human; vitamin C in prospective epidemiological studies; nitrogen oxides are important contributors to cigarette smoke-induced ascorbate oxidation; vitamin C and cigarette smoke exposure; vitamin C, smoking, and alcohol consumption. (Part contents).

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