Definition of pyridoxal in English:
noun[mass noun] Biochemistry
An oxidized derivative of pyridoxine which acts as a coenzyme in transamination and other processes.
- This conversion is catalyzed by the ATP requiring enzyme, pyridoxal kinase.
- B6 vitamers are first oxidized to pyridoxal, and rapidly phosphorylated to P5P in the liver.
- The central domain is typical of class 1 pyridoxal - 5'-phosphate-dependent enzymes.
Definition of pyridoxal in:
- US English dictionary