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"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."
The book contains black-and-white illustrations.
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).