5-methyltetrahydrofolate

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5-methyltetrahydrofolate

/5-meth·yl·tet·ra·hy·dro·fo·late/ (-tet″rah-hi″dro-fo´lāt) a derivative of folic acid that is the principal form of folic acid during transport and storage in the body and that also acts as a source of methyl groups for the regeneration of methionine.
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Folate, in the form of methyl tetrahydrofolate, donates a methyl group to homocysteine to form methionine.