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folate

 [fo´lāt]
the anionic form of folic acid.

fo·late

(fō'lāt),
A salt or ester of folic acid.

folate

/fo·late/ (fo´lāt)
1. the anionic form of folic acid.
2. more generally, any of a group of substances containing a form of pteroic acid conjugated with l-glutamic acid and having a variety of substitutions.

folate

(fō′lāt′)
n.
1. A salt or ester of folic acid.

folate

[fō′lāt]
1 a salt of folic acid.
2 any of a group of substances found in some foods and in mammalian cells that act as coenzymes and promote the chemical transfer of single carbon units from one molecule to another. See also folic acid.

folate

Any of the ionised forms of folic acid.

fo·late

(fō'lāt)
A salt or ester of folic acid.

folate (fōˑ·lāt),

n a B vitamin that is present in leafy green vegetables, dry peas and beans, and fortified breads and cereals. Folate deficiency may increase the risk of certain cancers, Alzheimer's disease, and certain birth defects, such as neural tube defects. Also used by some to enhance the effects of SSRI medications; to maintain cardiovascular health; to prevent tolerance of nitrates during nitrate therapy; and to treat gout, bipolar depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, rheumatism, and vitiligo. Folate supplementation may be contraindicated for patients with seizure disorders and for those taking phenytoin. Also called
folic acid.

fo·late

(fō'lāt)
A salt or ester of folic acid.

folate (fō´lāt),

n a form of folic acid that helps transport single carbon units between molecules.

folate

the generic term for folic acid and related compounds.
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Naturally occurring folates exist in many chemical forms; folates are found in food, as well as in metabolically active forms in the human body.
2,5,8,13) Folates also differ from folic acid "in the extent of the reduction state of the pteroyl group, the nature of the substituents on the pteridine ring and the number of glutamyl residues attached to the pteroyl group.
DSM, Parsippany, NJ, has partnered with Merck, Whitehouse Station, NJ, to distribute and market its L-MTITF Metafolin folate to the dietary supplement and food industries.
Kimmins said that fathers who eat high-fat, fast food diets or who are obese may not be able to use or metabolize folate in the same way as those with adequate levels of the vitamin.
Bioavailability of food folates is 80% of that of folic acid.
Folate concentration in serum and erythrocytes is a marker of folate status, which is inversely associated with the plasma concentration of total homocysteine (tHcy).
Folate concentrations were quantified using reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography, and degradation products were identified using the same technique.
For all study years, serum folate and RBC folate concentrations were measured by CDC (1).
Unlike plants and microorganisms, animals cannot synthesize folates de novo and depend entirely on their dietary supply.
Epidemiologist Martha Savaria Morris and four colleagues used data gathered on folks aged 15-39 years to examine associations between folate levels and history of depression.
That decision preceded by 1 week publication of a British study that concludes such dietary supplementation may be the only way to guarantee that women receive enough folate.
Clinical markers related to CH2FH4 metabolism also included blood levels of B12, homocysteine, and RBC folate.