- Richard C Macknight,
- William A Laing,
- Sean M Bulley,
- Ronan C Broad,
- Alexander At Johnson,
- Roger P Hellens
Curr Opin Biotechnol 2017 Feb 20;44:153-160. Epub 2017 Feb 20.
Queensland University of Technology, Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities, Institute for Future Environments, GPO Box 2434, Brisbane, QLD 4001, Australia.
Ascorbate (or vitamin C) is an essential human micronutrient predominantly obtained from plants. In addition to preventing scurvy, it is now known to have broader roles in human health, for example as a cofactor for enzymes involved in epigenetic programming and as regulator of cellular iron uptake. Furthermore, ascorbate is the major antioxidant in plants and underpins many environmentally induced abiotic stress responses. Read More