Journal archive > 2004 > N 4, July-August

Genetico-biochemical problems of vitaminology

V. N. Totsky, S. A. Petrov, A. V. Zaporozhchenko

The results of up-to-date researches made on the interaction of vitaminology and genetics are assumed. Publications, which were issued after the completion of superlative scientific career of academician R. V. Chagovets, the scientist who stood at the source of up-to-date genetico-biochemical trend in vitaminology were used in the paper.

Information of the last years concerning three urgent problems of biochemistry and genetics is presented:

- studies of the structure, functions and genetic determination of vitamin-binding and transporting proteins;

- investigation of genetic determination of vitamin synthesis enzymes;

- study of vitamins and their derivatives role in genome function regulation.

It is stressed in the review that genetico-biochemical investigations in vitaminology, despite their urgency and scientific importance, had not been developed in the right way. This makes the meeting of practical needs of microbiological industry, medicine and animal breeding more difficult.


Recieved: 2004-08-08

Published at the site: 2004-08-08

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