Biosynthesis of Vitamin B6: Incorporation of Three-Carbon Units

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Science  21 Aug 1970:
Vol. 169, Issue 3947, pp. 773-775
DOI: 10.1126/science.169.3947.773


Pyridoxol, one of the forms of vitamin B6, is derived from three glycerol units. One of these is incorporated by way of pyruvate as a two-carbon fragment at the oxidation level of acetaldehyde. The other two glycerol units are incorporated intact, possibly by way of triose phosphate.

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