Vitamin B6

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Vitamin B6 is a group of chemically similar compounds which can be converted between each other in biological systems.

Vitamin B6 is part of the vitamin B. Its active form, pyridoxal 5′-phosphate, serves as a coenzyme in some 100 enzyme reactions in amino acid, glucose, and lipid metabolism.[1]

The active form of B6 helps to increase or decrease the expression of certain genes.

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  1. "Vitamin B6". Micronutrient Information Center, Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. May 2014. Retrieved 7 March 2017.