pteroylglutamic acid


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pteroylglutamic acid

(tĕrō'ĭlglo͞otăm`ĭk): see 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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pteroylglutamic acid

[¦ter·ə·wəl·glü′tam·ik ′as·əd]
(biochemistry)
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The form of folate used for food fortification and vitamins is the pteroylglutamic acid (PGA) form because of its well-known stability.
Comparison of the recoveries of supplemental 5-methyltetrahydrofolate and pteroylglutamic acid from ascorbate-treated whole blood hemolysates (n = 16) diluted in either sodium ascorbate or sodium phosphate buffer (0.