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Vitamin P


ACCORDING to Bentsáth and Szent-Györgyi1, their experiments on the influence of vitamin P on the course of development of experimental scurvy2 have been repeated at their request in several laboratories with the rvations were partly corroborated and partly not confirmed. This, they assert, is due to the fact tharesult that their obset vitamin P requires for its activity the presence of traces of ascorbic acid.

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  1. 1

    Bentsáth, A., and Szent-Györgyi, A., NATURE, 140, 426 (Sept. 4, 1937).

  2. 2

    Bentsáth, A., St. Rusznyák and Szent-Györgyi, A., NATURE, 138, 798 (1936).

  3. 3

    Zilva, S. S., Biochem. J., 31, 915 (1937).

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