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Is there a cell line that can synthesize ascorbic acid?

Postby hanhan2008 » Mon Dec 24, 2007 2:44 am

Just learned that many mammals (rat, mouse, etc.) can synthesize Vit. C in the liver for themselves. I has not even got a chance to check which cell type does the job (probably hepatocyte?).
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Postby MrMistery » Thu Jan 03, 2008 1:34 pm

i would agree, since it is the hepatocyte that carries out the metabolic functions in the liver.
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Postby mcar » Fri Jan 04, 2008 11:10 am

As for humans, can we synthesize it?
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Postby MrMistery » Sat Jan 05, 2008 7:31 pm

no. primates have lost that ability
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