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Thiamin (B1) function
-water- souble vitamin
- involved in glycolysis of carbs
- metabolism of lipids
Thiamin deficiencies in humans
-Ber Ber (numbness of extermities)
- weakness, systemic acidoses, edema
Antagonist of thiamin
high Sulfur, thiaminases (enzyme)
-thiaminases are found in insectacides & poor quality fish meal
Birds: "curled toe paralysis"
-dermal & other skin disorders
- conjuctivitis & blindness
Niacin deficiencies in humans & dogs
humans: Pellegra (swelling & tissue lose of the tongue) & dementia
dogs: black tongue
Pantathenic Acid defiencies
-specific dermatitis (corners of mouth, at joints)
-premature graying of dark hair
-fatty liver disease
- slow growth & goose stepping
- water solutble vitamin
- Red blood cell formation
- growth hormone synthesis
Folic Acid defiencies
-anemia (non distingusable from B12)
- death from neurological problems
- be made in adequate amonts when high protein diets are fed
- has no coenyme function
- transmission of nerve impulses
Vitamin C "Citric Acid" function
- many enzyme complex
- specifically with enzymes involving collagen, elastin syn.
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