, Volume 37, Issue 9, pp 975–976 | Cite as

Monophosphate, the only phosphoric ester of thiamin in the cerebro-spinal fluid

  • G. Rindi
  • C. Patrini
  • M. Poloni


With a specific and sensitive electrophoretic-fluorometric method, thiamin was found in the cerebro-spinal fluid of different mammals both in free and phosphorylated form, monophosphate being the only thiamin phosphoric ester. In humans, its amount was about 60% of total thiamin. Alcoholism greatly lowered total thiamin content, affecting both thiamin forms.


Ester Thiamin Monophosphate Phosphorylated Form Phosphoric Ester 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Rindi
    • 1
  • C. Patrini
    • 1
  • M. Poloni
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Human Physiology and Neurological ClinicUniversity of PaviaPavia(Italy)

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