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Chemical Vitamin B 6

Name Vitamin B 6
Equivalent Term Vitamin B6
CAS Registry Number 8059-24-3
Definition VITAMIN B 6 refers to several PICOLINES (especially PYRIDOXINE; PYRIDOXAL; & PYRIDOXAMINE) that are efficiently converted by the body to PYRIDOXAL PHOSPHATE which is a coenzyme for synthesis of amino acids, neurotransmitters (serotonin, norepinephrine), sphingolipids, and aminolevulinic acid. During transamination of amino acids, pyridoxal phosphate is transiently converted into PYRIDOXAMINE phosphate. Although pyridoxine and Vitamin B 6 are still frequently used as synonyms, especially by medical researchers, this practice is erroneous and sometimes misleading (EE Snell; Ann NY Acad Sci, vol 585 pg 1, 1990). Most of vitamin B6 is eventually degraded to PYRIDOXIC ACID and excreted in the urine.
Structure Vitamin B 6
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MeSH® ID D025101
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ChemicalsHeterocyclic Compounds Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Heterocyclic Compounds, 1-Ring Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Pyridines Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Picolines Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Vitamin B 6 Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references

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Vitamin B 6 Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references
  DEPROX 500
  Dolo-Neurobion
  hepasteril
  Magne B6
  menalgon
  N.O.-Xplode
  Ocoxin
View node Pyridoxal Has associated genes Has associated diseases
View node Pyridoxamine Has associated genes Has associated diseases
View node Pyridoxine Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references
  sansurdal
  sclerovit
  Ultra-demoplas