Which of the following vitamins is a coenzyme for amino acid and fatty acid metabolism?
(a) Vitamin B6 (b) Vitamin B12
(c) Vitamin B1 (d) Vitamin B2
(a) Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) in the form of pyridoxal phosphate coenzyme aids in the breakdown of amino acids and the metabolism of fats and carbohydrates. It also supports the central nervous system and maintains healthy skin. Deficiency of vitamin B6 causes the epileptiform convulsions in human infants and a hypochromic microcytic anemia may develop.