Clinical chemistry of thiamin.

  title={Clinical chemistry of thiamin.},
  author={R Eric Davis and G C Icke},
  journal={Advances in clinical chemistry},
This volume covers the history of thiamin, its chemistry and biochemistry, methods for the assessment of thiamin status, and the clinical chemistry of thiamin. Thiamin plays an essential role in carbohydrate metabolism, and there is some evidence it may also affect protein and lipid biosynthesis. Thiamin is composed of pyrimidine and thiazole moieties that are joined by a methylene bridge. The daily requirement of thiamin is related to energy need, especially that which is derived from… CONTINUE READING