tetrahydrofolic acid

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tet·ra·hy·dro·fo·lic ac·id (FH4),

(tet'ră-hī'drō-fō'lik as'id),
The active coenzyme form of folic acid; participates in one-carbon metabolism.
Synonym(s): coenzyme C, coenzyme F
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tet·ra·hy·dro·fo·lic ac·id

(THFA) (tet'ră-hī-drŏ-fō'lik as'id)
The active form of folic acid, which can donate four formyl groups during DNA synthesis.
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(20.) Rezk BM, Haenen GRMM, van der Vijgh WJF, Bast A, Tetrahydrofolate and 5-methyltetrahydrofolate are folates with high antioxidant activity-Identification of the antioxidant pharmacophore.
Antithrombin (AT) activity, protein C (PC) activity, total and free protein S (PS) antigen and activity, activated protein C resistance (APC-R), factor V Leiden (FVL) G1691A, prothrombin 20210A (PT 20210), and methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T mutations, factor VIII (FVIII) levels, fasting homocysteine levels, and antiphospholipid antibodies (APA) (anticardiolipin antibodies [ACA] IgG and ACA IgM, and lupus anticoagulant [LAD were assessed in our study.
After 6 months of treatment, significant increases were observed in GSH, adenosine, SAM, 5-methyl-tetrahydrofolate, 10-formyl-tetrahydrofolate, tetrahydrofolate, plasma folic acid, and red blood cell folinic acid.
Tetrahydrofolate, dihydrofolate, and 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate were kind gifts from Merck Eprova (Schaffhausen, Switzerland).
In the first reaction, cobalamin facilitates the methylation of homocysteine by methyltetrahydrofolate into methionine and tetrahydrofolate. Tetrahydrofolate is necessary for normal DNA synthesis of myelin-producing oligodendrocytes.
L-methylfolate is used in the methylation of homocysteine to form methionine and tetrahydrofolate (THF), which is the immediate acceptor of units for the synthesis of RNA, DNA, and methionine.
INK4A] silencing is also modified by functional polymorphisms in methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase, an enzyme that regulates serum folate levels (Kraunz et al.
Tetrahydrofolate is very susceptible to oxidation; a resulting increase in homocysteine concentrations may become relevant under such conditions (14).
One example is genetic polymorphisms of methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR), which can be identified through blood testing.
Serum homocysteine, thermolabile variant of methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR), and venous thromboembolism: Longitudinal Investigation of Thromboembolism Etiology (LITE).
The methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase enzyme known as MTHFR has two polymorphisms, A1298C and C677T.