CHEBI:20612 - 5-methyltetrahydrofolate

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ChEBI Name 5-methyltetrahydrofolate
Definition A group of heterocyclic compounds based on the 5-methyl-5,6,7,8-tetrahydropteroic acid skeleton conjugated with one or more L-glutamic acid or L-glutamate units.
Stars This entity has been manually annotated by the ChEBI Team.
Roles Classification
Biological Role(s): water-soluble vitamin (role)
Any vitamin that dissolves in water and readily absorbed into tissues for immediate use. Unlike the fat-soluble vitamins, they are not stored in the body and need to be replenished regularly in the diet and will rarely accumulate to toxic levels since they are quickly excreted from the body via urine.
(via B vitamin )
Application(s): nutraceutical
A product in capsule, tablet or liquid form that provide essential nutrients, such as a vitamin, an essential mineral, a protein, an herb, or similar nutritional substance.
(via B vitamin )
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ChEBI Ontology
Outgoing 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (CHEBI:20612) is a methyltetrahydrofolate (CHEBI:25345)
Incoming 5-methyltetrahydrofolate(2−) (CHEBI:189667) is a 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (CHEBI:20612)
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5-methyltetrahydrofolates ChEBI
Last Modified
08 February 2022