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Reflections on the discovery of nature's pathways to vitamin B12.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Chemical record (New York, N.Y.)
Publication Date
Volume
1
Issue
3
Pages
212–227
Identifiers
PMID: 11895120
Source
Medline
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Abstract

The chronology of the discoveries along the pathway of vitamin B12 biosynthesis is reviewed from a personal perspective, including discussion of the most recent finding that two pathways to B12 exist--one aerobic and one anaerobic--which differ mainly in the ring contraction mechanisms which convert porphyrin to corrin.

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