[Vitamin B12 as a regulator and methotrexate as an antagonist of folic acid metabolism. Pathophysiologic and clinical aspects].

Abstract

Biochemical investigations show a decreased bioavailability of 5-methyl-tetrahydrofolic acid in vitamin B12 deficient human cell cultures and bone marrow cells. Tetrahydrofolic acid cannot be liberated from its storage form. This so-called methyl-folate-trap results in a functional folic acid deficiency which is the pathogenetic principle of the defect in… (More)

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