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Symposium on Vitamin Metabolism.

M. K. Horwitt
AMA Arch Intern Med. 1957;99(6):1018. doi:10.1001/archinte.1957.00260060178024.
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This collection of papers, which describes modern viewpoints on the cellular metabolism of the vitamins, is Number 13 of the Nutrition Symposium Series, and, like its predecessors, it is especially useful to those doing research in this field. Nine separate papers with a complete record of discussions cover many aspects of intermediary metabolism. Opening with a foreword by E. E. Snell and some generalizations by Severo Ochoa, the volume includes details on the biogenesis of riboflavin, the metabolism of thiamine, lipoic acid, nicotinic acid (niacin), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), pantothenic acid, folic acid, ascorbic acid, and biotin. To those who are engaged in the modern clinical search to designate alterations in individual enzymatic reactions as functions of a diseased state, this little volume should be especially valuable in highlighting areas in which additional investigations are required and where what we know about vitamin metabolism might possibly have useful implications


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