vitamin C

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vitamin C

vitamin C

n
(Elements & Compounds) another name for ascorbic acid

a•scor′bic ac′id

(əˈskɔr bɪk)
n.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble vitamin, C6H8O6, occurring naturally in citrus fruits, green vegetables, etc., and also produced synthetically, essential for normal metabolism: used in the prevention and treatment of scurvy, and in wound-healing and tissue repair. Also called vitamin C.
[1930–35; a-6 + scorb(ut)ic]

vitamin C

A vitamin important for healthy skin, teeth, bones, and blood vessels. It is found especially in citrus fruits, tomatoes, potatoes, and green leafy vegetables. Also called ascorbic acid.
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Noun1.vitamin C - a vitamin found in fresh fruits (especially citrus fruits) and vegetablesvitamin C - a vitamin found in fresh fruits (especially citrus fruits) and vegetables; prevents scurvy
antioxidant - substance that inhibits oxidation or inhibits reactions promoted by oxygen or peroxides
water-soluble vitamin - any vitamin that is soluble in water
Translations
C-vitamin
C-vitamiini
vitamine C
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It wouldn't be until 1928 that Hungarian biochemist Albert Szent-Gyorgyi first isolated vitamin C from plant juices and adrenal gland extracts, naming it hexuronic acid, now known as ascorbic acid.
Therefore, GalpA rather than GlcpA was assumed to be the predominant hexuronic acid. Interestingly, the high level of glucose (30.0% of total neutral sugars) could be attributed to the residual starch or much less coextracted hemicellulose.
Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) are linear polymers of repeated disaccharides, in most cases containing an O-sulphated N-acetylhexosamine and an hexuronic acid, commonly expressed in a variety of tissues.
Formation of hemiacetals between neighbouring hexuronic acid residues during the periodate oxidation of alginate.
The total amount of GAGs, including CS, was determined by the hexuronic acid assay according to the Blumenkrantz and Asboe-Hansen [16] method, with analytical sensitivity of 0.5mg/L and calibration range from 0.5 to 50mg/L.
The final hydrolysate was used for estimation of hydroxyproline, hexuronic acid, and hexosamine following the standard procedure [4].