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Vitamin B6 Fuels Acute Myeloid Leukemia Growth

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#1 Zaul

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Posted 12 July 2020 - 10:55 AM



Mounting evidence indicates that vitamins C and D are linked to tumor growth, but the relevance of vitamin B6 remains uncertain. In a recent study, Chen et al. demonstrate that pyridoxal kinase promotes vitamin B6 phosphorylation, producing the active form pyridoxal 5′-phosphate, which regulates two key metabolic enzymes required for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cell growth.


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