Biochemistry: Fundamentals and Bioenergetics

Structure and Biological Function of Vitamins

Author(s): Nagendra Nath Yadav, Archana Pareek* and Sonam Tashi Khom

Pp: 214-260 (47)

DOI: 10.2174/9781681088471121010009

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


This chapter deals with the introduction, classification and biological functions of vitamins. The deficiencies caused by water-insoluble vitamins such as vitamin-A, vitamin-D, vitamin-E and vitamin-K and water-soluble vitamins such as vitamin-C and the vitamin-B complex have been discussed in detail. The structure and properties of various types of vitamins are also part of this subject.

Keywords: Ascorbic acid, Biotin, Niacin, Pyridoxine, Riboflavin, Tocopherols, Vitamin.

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