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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Review of pyridoxal phosphate and the transaminasesin liverdisease.
Apart from this zinc also stimulates the activity of pyridoxal kinase, which is involved in the synthesis of pyridoxal phosphate from pyridoxal.
Abnormal vitamin B6 metabolism in sideroblastic anemia: Effect of pyridoxal phosphate therapy.
Pyridoxal phosphate prevents progression of diabetic nephropathy.
Here, too, the IFCC is struggling to promote standardization, and nontraceable methods, such as those without pyridoxal phosphate, should be abandoned.
Having an adequate pyridoxal phosphate level resulted in a 48% lower risk of dying than that experienced by those with deficient levels.
Albumin (bromcresol green and bromcresol purple methods), ALP, apolipoprotein AI, AST, AST (activated, with pyridoxal phosphate), total bilirubin, total C[O.sub.2], creatinine (enzymatic and Jaffe methods), IgM, iron, lipase, transferrin, HDL cholesterol, and uric acid all required additional sex-stratified reference intervals.
The biochemical function of aminotransferases is to transfer an amino group from an [alpha]-amino acid to an [alpha]-ketoacid with pyridoxal phosphate (vitamin [B.sub.6]) as a cofactor.