Vitamin B6 (Pyridixoal-5-Phosphate) (Plasma, Serum, EDTA-whole blood) HPLC
Plasma, Serum, EDTA-whole blood
Vitamin B6 is the term for pyridoxin, pyridoxal and pyridoxamin and the appropriate phosphate products. All forms can be transformed into the active form pyridoxal-5-phosphate (here described as â€žvitamin B6â€œ). Vitamin B6 functions as a coenzyme and is essential for more than 50 reactions in the protein metabolism thereby synthesizing, transforming or degrading amino acids. Vitamin B6 supports the resorption of amino acids and their transport into the cells. Furtheron vitamin B6 contributes to the synthesis of neuro transmitters and amine products (histamin). Due to the fact that vitamin B6 contributes to a variety of different reactions lack of vitamin B6 results in various clinical pictures.