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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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Evidence for increased catabolism of vitamin B-6 during systemic inflammation.
A study conducted in elderly adults also showed that IL-2 production is significantly reduced by vitamin B-6 depletion (61% decrease), while the normal dose of vitamin B6 supplementation could not reverse that change and IL-2 production in only three of the subjects increased by consuming large amounts of vitamin B-6 during the last 4 days of the research [36].
If CKD patients or hemodialysis patients were potentially under persistent low-grade inflammation and had low vitamin B6 levels and a high homocysteine status, questions would be raised to whether there were associations among vitamin B6, homocysteine concentrations, and inflammatory markers and whether vitamin B-6 and homocysteine were dependent on or independent of each other when associated with inflammatory markers.
Vegetarian diets exclude fish, which is a major source of omega fatty acids, and meat and poultry, which are major sources of vitamin B-6 and tryptophan.
2 IT is rich in B vitamins such as folates, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), thiamine and pantothenic acid.
2 Rhubarb is rich in B vitamins such as folates, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), thiamine and pantothenic acid.
Vitamin B-6 deficiency suppresses the hepatic transsulfuration pathway but increases glutathione concentration in rats fed AIN-76A or AIN-93G diets.
Exercise-induced changes in plasma vitamin B-6 concentrations do not vary with exercise intensity.
Tuna, a good source of selenium and vitamin B-6, is the kind of lean protein source that a good diet contains.
Poorer populations, however, usually suffer also from inadequate intakes of zinc, riboflavin, vitamin B-12, vitamin B-6, and calcium as they consume few animal products (meat, fish, poultry, eggs, or dairy products).
Use of Vitamin B-6 Supplement--Water-soluble vitamin that is part of the B complex vitamins.
Dietary folate, riboflavin, vitamin B-6, and vitamin B-12 and depressive symptoms in early adolescence: the Ryukyus Child Health Study.