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The Neurochemistry of Vitamin Deficiencies

  • Pierre M. Dreyfus

Abstract

While enormous technological strides have been made in recent decades, nutritional depletion and vitamin deficiencies continue to plague large segments of the world’s population. In spite of a century of intensive research by prominent scientists, huge gaps exist in our knowledge of how the function and the structure of the nervous system are affected by alterations in vitamin metabolism. In this chapter an attempt will be made to review pertinent information concerning the role of vitamins in the metabolic activity of the nervous system and to give an overview of current thinking about the pathogenesis of neurologic disorders engendered by a lack of vitamins.

Keywords

Folic Acid Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide Thiamin Deficiency Vitamin Deficiency Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide Phosphate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pierre M. Dreyfus
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyUniversity of California School of MedicineDavisUSA

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