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Electrochemical determination of folic acid: A short review

Author:
Akbar, S., Anwar, A., Kanwal, Q.
Source:
Analytical biochemistry 2016 v.510 pp. 98-105
ISSN:
0003-2697
Subject:
DNA, analytical methods, cost effectiveness, electrochemistry, electrodes, folic acid, neural tube defects, risk
Abstract:
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.
Agid:
5829379