Nicotinic Acid, Pentose-nucleotides and Anæmia


IN a recent issue of Nature1, Caspersson and Schultz stress the importance of the occurrence of pentose-nucleotides in the nucleus and especially in the cytoplasm of cells in rapid mitotic division. Their observations would appear to have a distinct bearing on the subject of the pathogenesis of pernicious anæmia and other blood abnormalities of kindred mode of origin.

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MCGOWAN, J. Nicotinic Acid, Pentose-nucleotides and Anæmia. Nature 144, 244–245 (1939).

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