Vitamin C in Health and Disease

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CRC Press, May 5, 1997 - Medical - 560 pages
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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."
 

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Contents

HISTORY OF VITAMINC
1
CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY
25
Antioxidant and Prooxidant Properties of Vitamin C
59
The Vitamin C Radical and Its Reactions
75
Vitamin C and Redox Cycling Antioxidants
95
Protein Glycation by the Oxidation Products of Ascorbic Acid
123
Ascorbate Membrane Transport Properties
143
Mechanisms of Action
163
Mechanisms Underlying the Action of Vitamin C in Viral
309
Blood Vitamin C in Human Glucose6Phosphate Dehydrogenase
323
Vitamin C in Cutaneous Biology
333
Human Metabolism and the Requirement for Vitamin C
341
Vitamin C Safety in Humans
367
Vitamin C in Prospective Epidemiological Studies
381
Nitrogen Oxides Are Important Contributors to Cigarette SmokeInduced
399
Vitamin C and Cigarette Smoke Exposure
413

Protection of Human LowDensity Lipoprotein from Oxidative
183
The Importance of Ascorbate as
193
Vitamin C Collagen Biosynthesis and Aging
205
Oxidative Stress and Ascorbate in Relation to Risk for Cataract
231
Antioxidant Action of Vitamin C in the Lung
265
Vitamin C and Asthma
279
Effect of Vitamin C on Leukocyte Function and Adhesion
295
Vitamin C Smoking and Alcohol Consumption
425
Vitamin C and Infectious Diseases
471
Ascorbic Acid and Periodontal Disease
505
Topical Vitamin C
517
Index
525
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