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Biosynthesis of vitamin B6. Incorporation of glycolaldehyde into pyridoxal

Abstract

Radioactivity from [14C]glycolaldehyde enters pyridoxal phosphate specifically, and is confined to the two-carbon unit C(5)–C(5′). Glycolaldehyde enters as an intact two-carbon unit, the aldehyde carbon atom supplying C-5, and the carbinol carbon atom C-5′ of the vitamin. These observations are interpreted in terms of the early stages of the biosynthesis of vitamin B6.

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J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 1, 1975, 1622-1627
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Biosynthesis of vitamin B6. Incorporation of glycolaldehyde into pyridoxal

R. E. Hill, P. Horsewood, I. D. Spenser and Y. Tani, J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 1, 1975, 1622
DOI: 10.1039/P19750001622

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