Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase - Reaction Schematic and Folate Pathway

Reaction Schematic and Folate Pathway

MTHFR = methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase DHF = dihydrofolate THF = tetrahydrofolate
5,10-methylene-THF =
5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate
5-methyl-THF =
5-methyltetrahydrofolate
MTR = methionine synthase SAH = S-adenosylhomocysteine
NADPH = reduced form of Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate NADP+ = oxidized form of Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate SAM = S-Adenosyl methionine TS = thymidylate synthase

Read more about this topic:  Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase

Famous quotes containing the words pathway and/or reaction:

    Many are obstinate with regard to the pathway once they have set upon it, few with regard to the goal.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    An actor must communicate his author’s given message—comedy, tragedy, serio- comedy; then comes his unique moment, as he is confronted by the looked-for, yet at times unexpected, reaction of the audience. This split second is his; he is in command of his medium; the effect vanishes into thin air; but that moment has a power all its own and, like power in any form, is stimulating and alluring.
    Eleanor Robson Belmont (1878–1979)