Uptake of ascorbic acid by human neutrophils.


Human neutrophils produce bacterial oxidants that could have a damaging effect on the neutrophils themselves. For protection, neutrophils acquire a high (10-20 mmol/L) level of intracellular ascorbic acid by oxidizing extracellular ascorbic acid to dehydroascorbic acid, rapidly taking up the dehydroascorbic acid and re-reducing it to ascorbic acid. 


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@article{Wolf1993UptakeOA, title={Uptake of ascorbic acid by human neutrophils.}, author={George H Wolf}, journal={Nutrition reviews}, year={1993}, volume={51 11}, pages={337-8} }