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CHAPTER 1

Betaine in Context

Betaine, an important nutritional component for humans, has been reviewed in the synopsis. Its chemical structure, synthesis, utilization and physiological significance have been discussed. Due to its ability to donate a methyl group, it plays a pivotal role in numerous pathways, including the methionine cycle. A betaine-deficient diet can disturb several cellular processes. Therefore, betaine supplementation to ameliorate certain pathological conditions has been envisaged.

Publication details


Print publication date
28 May 2015
Copyright year
2015
Print ISBN
978-1-84973-886-6
PDF eISBN
978-1-78262-844-6
ePub eISBN
978-1-78262-523-0