Morton's foot and pyridoxal 5'-phosphate deficiency: genetically linked traits.

  title={Morton's foot and pyridoxal 5'-phosphate deficiency: genetically linked traits.},
  author={Trent W. Nichols and Chris Gaiteri},
  journal={Medical hypotheses},
  volume={83 6},
Vitamin B6 is an essential vitamin needed for many chemical reactions in the human body. It exists as several vitamins forms but pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (PLP) is the phosphorylated form needed for transamination, deamination, and decarboxylation. PLP is important in the production of neurotransmitters, acts as a Schiff base and is essential in the metabolism of homocysteine, a toxic amino acid involved in cardiovascular disease, stroke, thrombotic and Alzheimer's disease. This report announces… Expand
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