Carbohydrate Metabolism

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KREBS1 stated recently that vitamin B1 is a co-enzyme for two anærobic reactions, of which one is the following: where the reaction is common to carbohydrate metabolizing animal tissues, and where A can be pyruvic acid; the ærobic oxidation of pyruvic acid is considered to be preceded by an anærobic stage.

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    Krebs, NATURE, 138, 288 (1936).

  2. 2

    Toenissen and Brinkman, Z. physiol. Chem., 187, 137 (1930).

  3. 3

    Elliott and Schroeder, Biochem J., 28, 1930 (1934).

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