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.
Folate, vitamin B12, and pyridoxal phosphate are very important in development of hyperhomocysteinemia leading to cancer.
Apart from this zinc also stimulates the activity of pyridoxal kinase, which is involved in the synthesis of pyridoxal phosphate from pyridoxal.
Having an adequate pyridoxal phosphate level resulted in a 48% lower risk of dying than that experienced by those with deficient levels.
Abnormal vitamin B6 metabolism in sideroblastic anemia: Effect of pyridoxal phosphate therapy.
Here, too, the IFCC is struggling to promote standardization, and nontraceable methods, such as those without pyridoxal phosphate, should be abandoned.
However, B(6) vitamers were most effective at preventing oxidative stress or lipid peroxidation cytotoxicity suggesting that pyridoxal or pyridoxal phosphate were antioxidants and/or Fe/Cu chelators.