3. The Role of Vitamin B6 in Amino Acid Metabolism

  1. David A Bender

Published Online: 2 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118357514.ch3

Amino Acid Metabolism, Third Edition

Amino Acid Metabolism, Third Edition

How to Cite

Bender, D. A. (2012) The Role of Vitamin B6 in Amino Acid Metabolism, in Amino Acid Metabolism, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118357514.ch3

Author Information

  1. University College, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 10 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470661512

Online ISBN: 9781118357514

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Keywords:

  • vitamin B6 in amino acid metabolism;
  • vitamin B6 in amino acid metabolism, and lactic acid bacteria;
  • metabolically active form of vitamin B6, pyridoxal 5'- phosphate;
  • pyridoxal phosphate-dependent, transaldimination reaction;
  • pyridoxal phosphate-dependent enzymes, and alanine racemase;
  • serine-82 mutation, racemase loss of and D-serine deaminase activity;
  • D-Aspartate in eukaryotes;
  • aquatic invertebrates, D-alanine role in osmoregulation;
  • dual substrate recognition in transaminases;
  • vitamin B6 deficiency, impact on amino acid metabolism

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Pyridoxal phosphate-dependent reactions

  • Amino acid racemases

  • Transamination

  • Decarboxylation and side-chain elimination and replacement reactions

  • Pyruvate-containing enzymes

  • Vitamin B6 deficiency and dependency

  • Further reading