Vitamin K: Structure and Function
Published Online: 25 APR 2001
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How to Cite
Booth, S. L. and Saltzman, E. 2001. Vitamin K: Structure and Function. eLS.
- Published Online: 25 APR 2001
Vitamin K is a cofactor specific to the vitamin K-dependent γ-glutamyl carboxylase and the formation of the amino acid γ-carboxyglutamic acid (Gla). Numerous Gla-containing proteins have been identified to date, including those involved in blood coagulation, but there are still significant gaps in knowledge about the physiological roles of many of these proteins.
- vitamin K;
- γ-carboxyglutamic acid;