The Vitamins - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9781483197029, 9781483222059

The Vitamins

2nd Edition

Chemistry, Physiology, Pathology, Methods

Editors: Paul György W. N. Pearson
eBook ISBN: 9781483222059
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1967
Page Count: 368
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The Vitamins: Chemistry, Physiology, Pathology, Methods, Volume VII, Second Edition covers the chemical, physiological, pathological, and methodological aspects of various vitamins. This book is organized around the various vitamins with the physical, chemical, microbiological, and animal assays for each vitamin being discussed in a single chapter. This volume contains 11 chapters and begins with a survey of the principles, procedure, and other general considerations of microbiological assay. The succeeding nine chapters demonstrate the extraction and analysis of various vitamins, including ascorbic acid, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, pantothenic acid, folic acid, vitamin B12, and biotin. The concluding chapter looks in to the fundamental principles of nutritional evaluation, with an emphasis on the clinical evaluation of malnutrition.
This book will be of value to nutritionists, dieticians, food scientists, technologists, and researchers.

Table of Contents

Contributors to Volume VII


Contents of Other Volumes

Chapter 1. Principles of Microbiological Assay

I. Introduction

II. General Considerations

III. A Typical Assay Procedure

Chapter 2. Ascorbic Acid


I. 2,6-Dichlorophenolindophenol Procedures

II. 2,4-Dinitrophenylhydrazine Procedures

III. Animal Assay

Chapter 3. Thiamine


I. Extraction of Thiamine

II. Methods of Assay

III. Animal Assays for Thiamine

Chapter 4. Riboflavin

I. Introduction

II. Extraction of Riboflavin

III. Methods of Assay

Chapter 5. Niacin

I. Introduction

II. Microbiological Assay for Niacin, Niacinamide, and Closely Related Compounds

III. Chemical Methods for Determination of Niacin

IV. Determination of Niacinamide in Pharmaceutical Preparations

V. Determination of Methyl Derivatives of Niacin in Urine

VI. Determination of Pyridine Nucelotides

VII. Chromatography of Niacin Derivatives

VIII. Animal Assays for Niacin

Chapter 6. Vitamin B6

I. Microbiological Methods

II. Chromatographic Separation and Measurement of the Components of Vitamin B6

III. Determination of 4-Pyridoxic Acid

IV. Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate Measurements

V. Tryptophan Load Test and Measurement of Xanthurenic Acid in Urine as an Index of Vitamin B6 Deficiency

VI. Measurement of Blood Cell Transaminase Activity

VII. Animal Assays for Vitamin B6

Chapter 7. Pantothenic Acid

I. Introduction

II. Chemical Assay for Pantothenic Acid and Panthenol in Pharmaceutical Products

III. Microbiological Methods

IV. Chick Curative Bioassay for Total Pantothenic Acid

Chapter 8. Folic Acid

I. Introduction

II. Assay of Pharmaceutical Preparations by Official U.S. Pharmacopeia Methods

III. Estimations of Folate Activity in Natural Materials

IV. A Microbiological Assay for Folate Activity

Chapter 9. Vitamin B12

I. Introduction

II. Microbiological Methods

III. Radioactive Methods

IV. Conclusion

V. Protozoan Assays

Chapter 10. Biotin

I. Introduction

II. Microbiological Assays

III. Animal Assays

Chapter 11. Clinical Evaluation of Malnutrition

I. Introduction

II. Clinical Malnutrition—Its Development and Evaluation

III. Fundamentals of Nutritional Evaluation

IV. The Physical Examination

V. Summary

Author Index

Subject Index


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