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Compound Summary for: CID 91443

5,6,7,8-tetrahydrofolic acid

Also known as: tetrahydrofolate; tetrahydrofolic acid; th-folate; 5,6,7,8-tetrahydrofolate; folate-H4; Tetrahydropteroylglutamic acid; CHEBI:20506
Molecular Formula: C19H23N7O6   Molecular Weight: 445.42922   InChIKey: MSTNYGQPCMXVAQ-KIYNQFGBSA-N
Tetrahydrofolic acid is a folic acid derivative. It is produced from dihydrofolic acid by dihydrofolate reductase. It is converted into 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate by serine hydroxymethyltransferase. It is a coenzyme in many reactions, especially in the metabolism of amino acids and nucleic acids. It acts as a donor of a group with one carbon atom. It gets this carbon atom by sequestering formaldehyde produced in other processes.   From: DrugBank
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