Biosynthesis of food constituents: Vitamins. 2. Water-soluble vitamins: Part 2 − a review

https://doi.org/10.17221/744-CJFSCitation:Velíšek J., Cejpek K. (2007): Biosynthesis of food constituents: Vitamins. 2. Water-soluble vitamins: Part 2 − a review. Czech J. Food Sci., 25: 101-118.
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This review article gives a survey of the biosynthetic pathways that lead to water-soluble vitamins in microorganisms, plants and some animals. The biosynthetic pathways leading to some the B-group vitamins (biotin, folacin, cobalamins) and to vitamin C are described in detail using reaction schemes and mechanisms with enzymes involved and detailed explanations based on chemical principles and mechanisms.
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