Riboflavin and other flavins (vitamin B2)

  • G. F. M. Ball


The existence of a heat-stable growth factor in yeast extracts was first discovered by Emmett and Luros in 1920. In 1932, Warburg and Christian isolated from yeast a yellow enzyme which contained a non-protein component subsequently shown to be a phosphate ester of an alloxazine derivative. The structure of riboflavin was determined by Kuhn’s group in 1933 and the vitamin was first synthesized by Karrer’s group in 1935.


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