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niacytin


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The bound forms of the vitamin niacin, found in cereals. Complexes of niacin with polysaccharides and peptides or glycopeptides; not hydrolysed by intestinal enzymes, so biologically unavailable, but can be liberated by acid or alkaline hydrolysis or by baking the cereal, especially with an alkaline baking powder.

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