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Identity of Vitamin B2 and Flavine and the Nomenclature of Vitamins

Nature volume 135, page 267 (16 February 1935) | Download Citation

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ELVEHJEM and Koehn have stated1 that vitamin B2 and flavines are not identical. Now Elvehjem and Koehn work with chicks, while Goldberger and others, who were the first to adopt the notation P-P factor, which was afterwards called vitamin B2, have used dogs and rats for their experiments. The first symptom that they describe for their rats was “a tendency of the lids of one or both eyes to adhere together with, in some instances, an accumulation of dried secretion on the margins of the lid”.

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  1. Laboratory for Physiological Chemistry, University, Amsterdam. Jan. 24.

    • B. C. P. JANSEN

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