[Radiometric detection of formate 14C and formaldehyde 14C oxidation in folic acid deficiency].

@article{Ntundulu1976RadiometricDO,
  title={[Radiometric detection of formate 14C and formaldehyde 14C oxidation in folic acid deficiency].},
  author={T Ntundulu and Nghia Tran and Ehud Lebel},
  journal={Archives internationales de physiologie et de biochimie},
  year={1976},
  volume={84 4},
  pages={687-97}
}
An ionization chamber method was used in vivo to demonstrate a delayed oxidation of [14C] formaldehyde and [14C] formate to 14CO2 in folic acid-deficient rats as compared to control rats or folic-acid-deficient rats treated by folic acid. Results obtained showed that oxidation of these two molecules required the presence of folic acid.