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Problem: Select the statements that correctly describe pyridoxal phosphate (PLP). (Hint: Six statements are correct)1) Pyridoxal phosphate acts as an electron sink, stabilizing the reactive intermediate.2) Pyridoxal phosphate has the same reaction mechanism for all aminotransferases.3) Pyridoxal phosphate binds covalently to the active site on the enzyme through the formation of a Schiff base.4) Pyridoxal phosphate is an intermediate carrier of amino groups.5) Pyridoxal phosphate can convert an L-amino acid to a D-amino acid.6) Pyridoxal phosphate only participates in reactions at the α and γ carbons of amino acids.7) Pyridoxal phosphate is a derivative of vitamin B6.

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Coenzyme: complex organic molecules that act as transient carrier of specific functional groups; derived from vitamins

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Select the statements that correctly describe pyridoxal phosphate (PLP). (Hint: Six statements are correct)

1) Pyridoxal phosphate acts as an electron sink, stabilizing the reactive intermediate.

2) Pyridoxal phosphate has the same reaction mechanism for all aminotransferases.

3) Pyridoxal phosphate binds covalently to the active site on the enzyme through the formation of a Schiff base.

4) Pyridoxal phosphate is an intermediate carrier of amino groups.

5) Pyridoxal phosphate can convert an L-amino acid to a D-amino acid.

6) Pyridoxal phosphate only participates in reactions at the α and γ carbons of amino acids.

7) Pyridoxal phosphate is a derivative of vitamin B6.

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