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Thiamin, also known as Vitamin B1 has chemical formula C12H17ON4SCl*HCl

It's colourless, soluble in water, insoluble in alcohol. It decomposes if heated.

Thiamin is coenzyme of [pyruvate dehydrogenase]?, [α-ketoglutaran dehydrogenase]? and transketolase?. Because first two of these enzymes are important in metabolism of carbohydrates, Thiamin deficite causes problems with it. Thiamin deficit also causes the deseases of paresis? and Beri-Beri?.

Thiamin is also used, in quantities much higher than natural organism's requirements, as medicine against nerves inflammation.

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Last edited October 30, 2001 4:42 am by Taw (diff)