Body pool and synthesis of ascorbic acid in adult sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus): an agnathan fish with gulonolactone oxidase activity.

@article{Moreau1998BodyPA,
  title={Body pool and synthesis of ascorbic acid in adult sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus): an agnathan fish with gulonolactone oxidase activity.},
  author={R. Moreau and K. Dabrowski},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1998},
  volume={95 17},
  pages={
          10279-82
        }
}
  • R. Moreau, K. Dabrowski
  • Published 1998
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
  • Although many vertebrates can synthesize ascorbic acid (vitamin C), it is still unclear from the evolutionary perspective when the ability to synthesize the vitamin first appeared in the animal kingdom and how frequently the trait has been lost. We report here ascorbic acid biosynthesis ability in sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) which represent the most ancient vertebrate lineage examined thus far for presence of gulonolactone oxidase, the enzyme catalyzing the terminal step in biosynthesis of… CONTINUE READING
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