Vitamin C in Health and Disease

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

A History of Scurvy and Vitamin C
1
CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY
23
Antioxidant and Prooxidant Properties of Vitamin C
59
The Vitamin C Radical and Its Reactions
75
Vitamin C and Redox Cycling Antioxidants
95
Regeneration of Vitamin C
109
Protein Glycation by the Oxidation Products of Ascorbic Acid
123
Ascorbate Membrane Transport Properties
143
Effect of Vitamin C on Leukocyte Function and Adhesion
295
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

Mechanisms of Action
163
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
Vitamin C and Cigarette Smoke Exposure
413
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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