Chapter 18. Vitamin B12

  1. G.F.M. Ball

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774571.ch18

Vitamins: Their Role in the Human Body

Vitamins: Their Role in the Human Body

How to Cite

Ball, G.F.M. (2004) Vitamin B12, in Vitamins: Their Role in the Human Body, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470774571.ch18

Author Information

  1. Consultant, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 NOV 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632064786

Online ISBN: 9780470774571

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Keywords:

  • pernicious anaemia;
  • megaloblastic anaemia;
  • methionine synthase;
  • haemoglobin;
  • haptocorrin

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Historical Overview

  • Chemistry

  • Dietary Sources and Bioavailability

  • Absorption, Transport and Metabolism

  • Biochemical Functions

  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency

  • Dietary Intake

  • Further Reading

  • References