Dictionary » F » Folate

Folate

Folate

(Science: biochemistry) molecule that acts as a carrier of one carbon units in intermediary metabolism. It contains residues of p aminobenzoate, glutamate and a substituted pteridine. The latter cannot be synthesised by mammals, which must obtain tetrahydrofolate as a vitamin or from intestinal microorganisms. One carbon units are carried at three different levels of oxidation, as methyl, methylene or formimino groups.

Important biosyntheses dependent on tetrahydrofolate include those of methionine, thymine and purines. Analogues of dihydrofolate, such as aminopterin and methotrexate block the action of tetrahydrofolate by inhibiting its regeneration from dihydrofolate. A B vitamin that is essential for cell growth and reproduction.


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



Results from our forum


Thermolabile vitamines?

The most thermolabile is folate (vitamin B9), followed by vitamin B1 (thiamin), B6 (pyridoxine) and vitamin C. But most vitamins are thermolabile to some extent http://nutritiondata.self.com/topics/processing

See entire post
by boron
Thu Feb 12, 2015 2:19 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thermolabile vitamines?
Replies: 3
Views: 439

List of enterohepatically cycled nutrients?

... 5% OTHER ?% copper ?% chromium ?% iron ?% zinc ?% manganese ?% molybdenum ?% lithium ?% cobalt ?% nickel ?% boron ?% calcium ?% vitamin b12 ?% folate ?% vitamin d ?% mercury ?% lead ?% cadmium 3% Bilirubin 3% Phospholipids

See entire post
by lourat
Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:18 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: List of enterohepatically cycled nutrients?
Replies: 0
Views: 1832

Re: Stomach bloating and weight gain

... read up on MTHFR and the 5-MTHF there are youtube video's on the MTHF I think if you search "The new 5MTHF Craze" MTHF is basically folate acid in the pure form. Your body goes through about 4 stages to process regular folate acid you get from foods to the pure form of methyltetrahydrofolate. ...

See entire post
by CureIt
Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:30 pm
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Stomach bloating and weight gain
Replies: 453
Views: 2911085

methylation and acetylation

... get from one observation to another is your question, which is very interesting. Here is a PubMed article that I found that has a study on when to folate supplement during your pregnancy and the result in the respiratory health of the offspring: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19052032?itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum&ordinalpos=1 ...

See entire post
by kolean
Fri Dec 25, 2009 12:41 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: methylation and acetylation
Replies: 2
Views: 3016

Re:

... synergists, http://www.acu-cell.com/femn.html Iron Synergists: Phosphorus, bismuth, germanium,nickel, manganese, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin C, folate, niacin, niacinamide, lecithin, protein, Iron Antagonists: Zinc, calcium, magnesium, tin, cobalt, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B12, Vitamin ...

See entire post
by vincio
Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:48 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Important unknown nanotech within humans
Replies: 32
Views: 175657
View all matching forum results

This page was last modified 02:17, 21 March 2007. This page has been accessed 3,658 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link