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Cobalamins and Methylcobalamin : Coenzyme of Vitamin B 12

  title={Cobalamins and Methylcobalamin : Coenzyme of Vitamin B 12},
  author={Seyda Akkus Arslan and I Arslan and Figen Tirnaksiz},
Vitamin B12, also called cobalamin, is one of the B vitamins. Cobalamin may refer to several chemical forms of vitamin B12, depending on the ligand of the cobalt ion. These are cyanocobalamin, hydroxycobalamin, methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin. For many years preparations of vitamin B12 (cobalamin) have been finding use in medicine. All of the forms of cobalamin are present in substantial amounts in the human and animal organism. Cobalamin plays a specific role in amino acid metabolism, i… 

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