Vitamin Nature of Flavones


IN a previous note1 we reported on the favourable effect of flavones upon the resistance and permeability of the capillary wall in certain pathological conditions. The substances responsible for this activity were tentatively termed vitamin P. The acceptance, however, of the vitamin nature of these dyes depended on the experimental demonstration of the symptoms of deficiency.


  1. 1

    NATURE, 138, 27 (July 4, 1936).

  2. 2

    Deut. Med. Wochsch., Nr. 33, 1325 (1936).

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BENTSÁTH, A., RUSZNYÁK, S. & SZENT-GYÖRGYI, A. Vitamin Nature of Flavones. Nature 138, 798 (1936).

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