Problem: A major role of folate in cellular metabolism is the A. synthesis of steroid hormonesB. conversion of polyunsaturated fatty acids to saturated fatty acidsC. formation of glucose from galactose and fructoseD. synthesis of purine and pyrimidine bases in RNA and DNA

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Vitamin B9/Folic Acid: precursor for tetrahydrofolate/THF

: transfers 1-carbon groups such as formyl (-CHO) and methyl groups (-CH3) during DNA/RNA metabolism

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A major role of folate in cellular metabolism is the 

A. synthesis of steroid hormones

B. conversion of polyunsaturated fatty acids to saturated fatty acids

C. formation of glucose from galactose and fructose

D. synthesis of purine and pyrimidine bases in RNA and DNA