Beauty and the beast: B12, homocysteine, and the brain: a bemusing saga!

@article{Seshadri2010BeautyAT,
  title={Beauty and the beast: B12, homocysteine, and the brain: a bemusing saga!},
  author={Sudha Seshadri},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2010},
  volume={75 16},
  pages={1402-3}
}
Neurology 2010;75:1402–1403 Pernicious anemia was described 100 years before formulation of liver extracts to correct the fatal disorder. Later, the elucidation of the crystalline structure of vitamin B12 (cobalamin) and recognition of its beautiful ruby color resulted in its description as “nature’s most beautiful co-factor.”1 These discoveries led to 2 Nobel prizes, for Minot, Murphy, and Whipple in 1934 (Physiology or Medicine), and for Hodgkins in 1964 (Chemistry), only the third woman to… CONTINUE READING
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