Occurrence of Coenzyme Forms of Vitamin B 12 in a Cultured Purple Laver ( Porphyla yezoensis )

ArticleinBioscience Biotechnology and Biochemistry 67(11):2480-2 · December 2003with9 Reads
Impact Factor: 1.06 · DOI: 10.1271/bbb.67.2480 · Source: PubMed

    Abstract

    Porphyra yezoensis (Susabinori, an edible purple laver), which was cultured aseptically for 12 weeks and then lyophilized, contained 50+/-2 microg/g of vitamin B(12) per 100 g dry weight. Coenzyme forms of vitamin B(12) (about 60% of the total vitamin B(12)) were found in the cultured purple laver aseptically, which may have the ability to biosynthesize the coenzymes.