vitamin B12

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vitamin B12

[′vīd·ə·mən ¦bē¦twelv]
(biochemistry)
A group of closely related polypyrrole compounds containing trivalent cobalt; the antipernicious anemia factor, essential for normal hemopoiesis. Also known as cobalamin; cyanocobalamin; extrinsic factor.
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A single copy of the recently identified dual oxidase maturation factor (DUOXA) 1 gene produces only mild transient hypothyroidism in a patient with a novel biallelic DUOXA2 mutation and monoallelic DUOXA1 deletion.
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Evidence for a coelomic maturation factor (CMF) controlling oocyte maturation in the polychacte Arenicala marina (L.).