pyridoxal phosphate

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pyridoxal phosphate

(pĭr'ĭdŏks`əl): see coenzymecoenzyme
, any one of a group of relatively small organic molecules required for the catalytic function of certain enzymes. A coenzyme may either be attached by covalent bonds to a particular enzyme or exist freely in solution, but in either case it participates intimately in
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; vitaminvitamin,
group of organic substances that are required in the diet of humans and animals for normal growth, maintenance of life, and normal reproduction. Vitamins act as catalysts; very often either the vitamins themselves are coenzymes, or they form integral parts of coenzymes.
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pyridoxal phosphate

[‚pir·ə′däk·səl ′fä‚sfāt]
(biochemistry)
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The journal Clinical Nutrition published the finding of an association between higher intake of vitamins B1 and B6, as well as higher plasma levels of pyridoxal-phosphate (an indicator of vitamin B6 status), with a lower risk of dying among older men and women during up to ten years of follow-up.
47) Studies have also shown that pyridoxal and pyridoxal-phosphate can significantly inhibit the glycosylation of albumin.
Pyridoxal-phosphate is the active form but all the vitamers are readily interconverted in the body.