Vitamin B6: Killing two birds with one stone?

  title={Vitamin B6: Killing two birds with one stone?},
  author={Sutton L. Mooney and Hanjo A. Hellmann},
  volume={71 5-6},
Vitamin B6 comprises a group of compounds that are involved in a surprisingly high diversity of biochemical reactions. Actually, most of these reactions are co-catalyzed by a single B6 vitamer, pyridoxal 5'-phosphate, making it a crucial and versatile co-factor in many metabolic processes in the cell. In addition, it has been demonstrated in recent years that vitamin B6 has a second important function by being an effective antioxidant. Because of these two characteristics the vitamin is an… CONTINUE READING

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