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Keyword Riboflavin biosynthesis

Definition

Protein involved in the synthesis of riboflavin (Vitamin B2), which consists of ribose attached to a flavin moiety. It is synthesized by all green plants and most microorganisms and occurs free in milk, the retina, whey and urine. It is found in most cells as a component of the coenzymes flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD) and flavin mononucleotide (FMN).

Synonyms

  • Vitamin B2 biosynthesis

Category

Biological process

GOi

riboflavin biosynthetic process [ GO:0009231 ]

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Riboflavin biosynthesisBiological process