Kinetics of folate and one-carbon metabolism

Jesse F. Gregory, Vanessa R. da Silva, Yvonne Lamers

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Kinetics is the study of rates. In the context of this chapter, we focus on the rates of processes by which folate undergoes absorption, distribution, and metabolism and through which it functions in one-carbon metabolism. Most research studies and clinical assessments in nutrition involve the use of biomarkers on which to draw inferences about nutritional status. Biomarkers are constituents of accessible body fluids, cells, or tissues that respond in a manner that refl ects a metabolic or physiological response and thus can be used as quantitative or diagnostic tools.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFolate in Health and Disease, Second Edition
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9781420071252
ISBN (Print)9781420071245
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2009
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Gregory, J. F., da Silva, V. R., & Lamers, Y. (2009). Kinetics of folate and one-carbon metabolism. In Folate in Health and Disease, Second Edition (pp. 491-516). CRC Press.