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Free Radic Res. 1996 Nov;25(5):439-54.

Vitamin C: antioxidant or pro-oxidant in vivo?

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  • 1Neurodegenerative Disease Research Centre, King's College, University of London, UK.

Abstract

Ascorbic acid has a multiplicity of antioxidant properties, but it can exert pro-oxidant effects in vitro, usually by interaction with transition metal ions. It is as yet uncertain that these pro-oxidant effects have any biological relevance: some of the available data are summarized.

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