Pantothenic Acid: Vitamin B5
Published: March 16, 2018
Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) is also known as pantothenate, and is formed from beta alanine (an amino acid) and pantoic acid (an alpha hydroxyl acid).
- 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)
Coenzyme A is essential for:
- 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.
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