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Creatine and Creatinine


ALTHOUGH our knowledge of the physiology of creatine, up to within the last year or so, has been remarkably meagre in spite of many investigations on the subject, we are grateful to Prof. Hunter for collecting the data in one volume and critically reviewing the results obtained. It appears probable that recent work on the occurrence of a labile compound of creatine and phosphoric acid in muscle will explain much that has been obscure about the function of creatine in the body, so that the present moment appears opportune for summarising our knowledge and providing a suitable foundation on which future investigators may build.

Creatine and Creatinine.

By Prof. Andrew Hunter. (Monographs on Biochemistry.) Pp. vii + 281. (London: Longmans, Green and Co., Ltd., 1928.) 14s. net.

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Creatine and Creatinine . Nature 122, 766–767 (1928).

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