Pantothenic Acid: Vitamin B5
Published: November 25, 2022
Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) is also known as pantothenate.
- Nutrient metabolism energy production
- Synthesis of lipids, neurotransmitters, steroid hormones and hemoglobin
- Acetylation of sugars and proteins within your body which may delay degradation
- Influences the activity, location and function of protein in cells
- Acetylation of DNA binding proteins
- Acetylation of choline to neurotransmitter acetylcholine
- Acetylation of amino sugars glucosamine to N-acetyl glucosamine and galactosamine to N-acetyl galactosamine: These amino sugars act within cells to direct proteins for membrane function.
CoA = Adenosine 3’, 5’ bisphosphate + Pantothenic Acid + Beta-mercaptoethylamine and is involved in over 100 different metabolic reactions.
- Catabolism (break down) of several amino acids: methionine, threonine, valine and isoleucine
- Catabolism of odd-chain fatty acids (the carbon backbone of the fatty acid has an odd number of carbons)
- Ingestion of food (some fish contain propionic acid)
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