Claudia Vollbracht

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SIGNIFICANCE It is generally accepted that reactive oxygen species (ROS) scavenging molecules or antioxidants exert health-promoting effects and thus their consumption as food additives and nutraceuticals has been greatly encouraged. Antioxidants may be beneficial in situations of subclinical deficiency and increased demand or acutely upon high-dose(More)
BACKGROUND Vitamin C is an immune-relevant micronutrient, which is depleted in viral infections and this deficiency seems to play a critical role in the pathogenesis of herpes infections and in the development of postherpetic neuralgia. The objective of this observational multicenter study was to evaluate the utilization, safety and efficacy of(More)
PURPOSE While the benefits of ascorbic acid (vitamin C, ascorbate) as an essential nutrient are well established, its effects on tumor cells and in tumor treatment are controversial. In particular, conflicting data exist whether ascorbate may increase the cytotoxic effects of antineoplastic drugs or may rather exert adverse effects on drug sensitivity(More)
AIM The aim of the study was to evaluate under praxis conditions the safety and efficacy of intravenous (i.v.) vitamin C administration in the first postoperative year of women with breast cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Epidemiological multicentre cohort study, including 15 gynaecologists and general practitioners representatively distributed in Germany.(More)
OBJECTIVE Acute inflammation induced by administration of Escherichia coli lipopolysaccharide endotoxin (LPS) reduces plasma concentrations of vitamin C and impairs vascular endothelium-derived nitric oxide (NO) bioactivity. We tested the hypothesis that systemically administered high dose vitamin C restores the endogenous anti-oxidant potential and(More)
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