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Compound Summary for: CID 1054

Pyridoxine

Also known as: Pyridoxol; vitamin B6; Pyridoxin; Gravidox; Hydoxin; 65-23-6; Adermine; Pyridoxolum
Molecular Formula: C8H11NO3   Molecular Weight: 169.17784   InChIKey: LXNHXLLTXMVWPM-UHFFFAOYSA-N
The 4-methanol form of VITAMIN B 6 which is converted to PYRIDOXAL PHOSPHATE which is a coenzyme for synthesis of amino acids, neurotransmitters (serotonin, norepinephrine), sphingolipids, aminolevulinic acid. Although pyridoxine and Vitamin B 6 are still frequently used as synonyms, especially by medical researchers, this practice is erroneous and sometimes misleading (EE Snell; Ann NY Acad Sci, vol 585 pg 1, 1990).   From: MeSH
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