Vitamin C and genomic stability.

  title={Vitamin C and genomic stability.},
  author={Barry Halliwell},
  journal={Mutation research},
  volume={475 1-2},
Vitamin C, a water-soluble glucose derivative, has considerable antioxidant activity in vitro, in part because of its ease of oxidation and because the semidehydroascorbate radical derived from it is of low reactivity. Vitamin C in vivo is an essential cofactor for a range of enzymes involved in diverse metabolic pathways, but much recent literature has focused on its antioxidant effects. Consumption of foods rich in Vitamin C (fruits and vegetables) is associated with decreased risk of… CONTINUE READING


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