The Precursor of Ascorbic Acid in Vitro


many sugars investigated, mannose caused a greater rise of ascorbic acid than any other sugar (Guha and Ghosh, 1934). These findings, however, could not be confirmed (Scheumert and Schieblich, 1937; Hawthorne and Harrison, 1937). The presence of traces of manganese is necessary for the successful synthesis of ascorbic acid from mannose and to a less extent… (More)


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