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Compound class: Metabolite or derivative
Comment: Biotin is a water-soluble B-complex vitamin and is an essential co-factor in various metabolic chemical conversions involving biologic carboxylations and the transfer of carbon dioxide. Biotin is critical for cell growth, fatty acid production and fat and amino acid metabolism. Biotin is used as a nutritional supplement, and to correct dietary shortage or imbalance.
1. de Carvalho FD, Quick M. (2011)
Surprising substrate versatility in SLC5A6: Na+-coupled I- transport by the human Na+/multivitamin transporter (hSMVT).
J. Biol. Chem., 286 (1): 131-7. [PMID:20980265]