The Vitamins

The Vitamins

Chemistry, Physiology, Pathology, Methods

2nd Edition - January 1, 1967

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  • Editors: Paul György, W. N. Pearson
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483222059

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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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  • No. of pages: 368
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1967
  • Published: January 1, 1967
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483222059

About the Editors

Paul György

W. N. Pearson

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