Physiological Functions

Human Nutrition 3(3+0)
Lesson 28 : Pantothenic Acid

Physiological Functions

  • Pantothenic acid exits in animal and human tissues in the form of

    • coenzyme A (CoA)
    • Helps in the release of energy from fat

  • Essential for the growth of infants and children and also for different animals and birds.

  • Chicks fed on a diet deficient in this vitamin suffer from a specific dermatitis.

  • Pantothenic acid deficiency interferes with the hatching of eggs in the hen.
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