Vitamin B12: The Biosynthesis of the Tetrapyrrole Ring: Mechanism and Molecular Biology

  • Peter M. Jordan
Part of the Industry-University Cooperative Chemistry Program Symposia book series (IUCC)

Abstract

Vitamin B12 is the precursor of coenzyme B12, an essential component of a group of enzymes responsible for the catalysis of various novel molecular rearrangements in which a hydrogen and one of several R groups are exchanged positionally as follows -CHR-CH2X → -CH2-CHRX.

Keywords

Levulinic Acid FEBS Letter Porphobilinogen Deaminase Tetrapyrrole Ring Active Site Peptide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter M. Jordan
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  1. 1.School of Biological Sciences, Queen Mary and Westfield CollegeUniversity of LondonLondonUK

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