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Keyword - Thiamine catabolism (KW-0785)

Definition

Protein involved in the degradation of thiamine, a water-soluble vitamin which is a member of the vitamin B complex. It occurs in cells largely as its active coenzyme form thiamine pyrophosphate, formerly called cocarboxylase. Thiamine is necessary in the diet of most vertebrates and some microorganisms. Its deficiency causes beriberi in man and polyneuritis in birds. Thiamine pyrophosphate serves as a coenzyme in aldehyde-group transfers.

Synonyms

  • Aneurin catabolism
  • Thiamin catabolism
  • Vitamin B1 catabolism

Category

Biological process

Gene Ontology

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GOi

thiamine catabolic process [ GO:0009230 ]

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Thiamine catabolismBiological process
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