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Electrochemical determination of folic acid: A short review
- Akbar, S., Anwar, A., Kanwal, Q.
- Analytical biochemistry 2016 v.510 pp. 98-105
- DNA, analytical methods, cost effectiveness, electrochemistry, electrodes, folic acid, neural tube defects, risk
- Folic acid (FA) is an electroactive compound of biological origin. It helps our body to produce and maintain healthy cells. It can significantly reduce the occurrence of neural tube defects and also prevents change in DNA structure. FA deficiency can lead to various health risks. Therefore, a sensitive, specific, and reproducible way of FA detection is essential. A number of analytical methods are in practice for the quantification of FA. However, electroanalytical methods are attracting much attention because of their advantage over conventional methods, as they are fast, simple, sensitive, and cost effective. Moreover, modification of electrodes offers control over size and morphology which allows miniaturization for applicability in portable electrochemical devices.