vitamin B6


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vitamin B6

[′vīd·ə·mən ¦bē¦siks]
(biochemistry)
A vitamin which exists as three chemically related and water-soluble forms found in food: pyridoxine, pyridoxal, and pyridoxamine; dietary requirements and physiological activities are uncertain.
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Walnuts are also a great choice offering a mood-boosting combination of omega-3 fatty acids, tryptophan, vitamin B6 and folate.
The vitamin B6 content in sweet potato leaves compares well with fruits and vegetables such as broccoli, avocados, carrots, bananas and cauliflower, they noted.
Next, the results that women with gestational diabetes achieved by taking extra vitamin B6 to strengthen their genetically "weak" enzymes.
Editor's Note: As possible cancer-protective mechanisms for vitamin B6, the authors cite its role as a co-factor for enzymes involved in DNA synthesis and methylation pathways of one-carbon metabolism, as well as an ability to protect DNA from oxidative damage.
3 Therefore guidelines recommend vitamin B6 prophylaxis only for the above-mentioned high-risk patients.
Methods: Sixty patients with DVT aged from 23 to 84 years, were assessed regarding demographic characteristics, serum levels of homocysteine, folate, vitamin B12, and vitamin B6.
They suggested that exercise is a form of acute energy deficit that initiates the release of vitamin B6 from muscle.
Upsher-Smith notes that the product's advanced formula delivers essential folic acid to help support a healthy pregnancy, especially in the first trimester, while helping to calm morning sickness with ginger and vitamin B6.
Using the University's Southampton Diffraction Centre, researchers have now been able to describe the malarial enzymes responsible for Vitamin B6 biosynthesis with atomic 3D structures.
The best sources of vitamin B6 are beans and peas, meats, fish, and poultry, green leafy vegetables, and some fruits and vegetables.
These are zinc, magnesium aspartame and vitamin B6.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Scientists said they have found that Helicobacter pylori, the bacterium that causes peptic ulcers and some forms of stomach cancer, requires the vitamin B6 to establish and maintain chronic infection.