Aldonolactone Oxidoreductases

  • Nicole G. H. Leferink
  • Willem J. H. van BerkelEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1146)


Vitamin C is a widely used vitamin. Here we review the occurrence and properties of aldonolactone oxidoreductases, an important group of flavoenzymes responsible for the ultimate production of vitamin C and its analogs in animals, plants, and single-cell organisms.

Key words

Aldonolactone Ascorbic acid Dehydrogenase Flavoenzyme Oxidase Vitamin C 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicole G. H. Leferink
    • 1
  • Willem J. H. van Berkel
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Laboratory of BiochemistryWageningen UniversityWageningenThe Netherlands

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