pyridoxal 5-phosphate


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pyridoxal 5-phosphate

(pĭr-ĭ-dŏk′săl)
A derivative of pyridoxine. It serves as a coenzyme of certain amino-acid decarboxylases in bacteria, and in animal tissues of 3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (dopa) decarboxylase.
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Pyridoxamine is a specialized form of vitamin B6 easily converted in the body to pyridoxal 5-phosphate (PLP), the active form of the vitamin.
The relationship between plasma and red cell concentrations of vitamins thiamine diphosphate, flavin adenine dinucleotide and pyridoxal 5-phosphate following elective knee arthroplasty.
Homogeneous, nonradioactive, enzymatic assay for plasma pyridoxal 5-phosphate.
The chemicals used were L-cysteine, D,L-homocysteine, L-methionine, adenosine (ADO), L-dithiothreitol, Triton X-100, pyridoxal 5-phosphate, and potassium ferricyanide and were purchased from Sigma Chemical Co.
Pyridoxine reduces cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein and increases antithrombin III activity in 80-year-old men with low plasma pyridoxal 5-phosphate.