pyridoxal phosphate


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pyridoxal

 [pir″ĭ-dok´sal]
a form of vitamin B6.
pyridoxal phosphate a major coenzyme involved in amino acid metabolism.

pyridoxal phosphate

[pir′ədok′səl]
an enzyme that acts with pyridoxamine phosphate and transaminase to catalyze the reversible transfer of an amino group from an alpha-amino acid to an alpha-keto acid, especially alpha-ketoglutaric acid. Such processes are essential to metabolism.

pyridoxal, pyridoxaldehyde

a form of vitamin B6.

pyridoxal phosphate
PLP; a major coenzyme involved in amino acid metabolism.
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The biochemical function of aminotransferases is to transfer an amino group from an [alpha]-amino acid to an [alpha]-ketoacid with pyridoxal phosphate (vitamin [B.
However, B(6) vitamers were most effective at preventing oxidative stress or lipid peroxidation cytotoxicity suggesting that pyridoxal or pyridoxal phosphate were antioxidants and/or Fe/Cu chelators.
Vitamins in food and urine samples were determined microbiologically and plasma pyridoxal phosphate by a tyrosine apodecarboxylase radioassay method.