Vitamin C functions as a cofactor in many enzymatic reactions in animals including humans that mediate a variety of essential biological functions including wound healing and collagen synthesis. However vitamin C became quite popular in the 20 th century not for its role in the prevention of scurvy but for its potent antioxidant function.
Vitamin C is synthesized in the liver in most species including dogs and cats and is widely distributed through body tissues.
Functions of vitamin c in animals. Banana dates mushrooms grapes mangoes peas pumpkin popcorn etc. Majumder Department of Biochemistry University College of Science Calcutta India. It is synthesized from glucose by plants and most animal species.
Vitamin C is well known for its ability to treat Scurvy. Firstly it catalyzes the hydroxylation reactions especially prolyl and lysyl residues of collagen. Chatterjee Department of Biochemistry University College of Science Calcutta India.
Search for more papers by this author. Daily supplementation with vitamin C P 00001 and vitamin E P 00001 significantly improved the recovery of motor function in animals affected by spinal cord injury. Ascorbic acid has a structure closely related to monosaccharide sugars.
Its chemical and biochemical properties its role in various plants and animals and its effect on our health. It is a natural component of all animal cells. No coenzyme form is identified.
It is water soluble vitamin also know as ascorbic acid. Even though most species can manufacture vitamin C it is required in the diet of certain animals including humans and other primates to prevent scurvy from developing. In humans vitamin C deficiency leads to impaired collagen synthesis contributing to the.
Vitamin B3 Niacin Water. Due to its function as an antioxidant and its role in immune function vitamin C has been promoted as a means to help prevent andor treat numerous health conditions. Fresh fruits black currant broccoli goat milk and chestnuts.
Slow growth sore eyes. Vitamin B2 Riboflavin Water. Vitamin C is also referred to as ascorbic acid in.
Functions as a powerful antioxidant. Vitamin C may have some benefit in the recovery of stress due to exercise. Vitamin C is also an antioxidant hence it aids in blocking some damage caused by free radicals.
Written by an international team of experts together they represent much of the expertise on vitamin C throughout the world. It was discovered in 1747 that scurvy can be prevented by the ingestion of lemon juice. SYNTHESIS AND SOME MAJOR FUNCTIONS OF VITAMIN C IN ANIMALS I.
Vitamin C ascorbic acid is a key vitamin to animals and plants. This book looks at all aspects of vitamin C. Vitamin C supplementation is effective only when administered intraperitoneally P 00001.
Its primary function is. Ascorbic acid Vitamin C was recognized as a vitamin in 1933. Required for mineral homeostasis.