oa South African Medical Journal - Effects of ascorbate on leucocytes - Part II. Effects of ascorbic acid and calcium and sodium ascorbate on neutrophil phagocytosis and post-phagocytic metabolic activity

Volume 56, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



The effects of ascorbic acid and calcium and sodium ascorbate at a concentration range of 10-6M - 10-1M on polymorphonuclear leucocyte (PMN) phagocytosis of Candida albicans and post-phagocytic nitroblue tetrazolium (NSD reduction, hexose monophosphate shunt (HMS) activity and myeloperoxidase-mediated iodination of ingested protein were investigated.

Loading full text...

Full text loading...


Article metrics loading...


This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error