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MTHFR is short for the enzyme called methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase) or 10-Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase or NADPH or NAD(P)H.[1] Sometimes the term MTHFR is also used when referring to the genes that transcribes methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase.

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The enzyme catalyzes the conversion of 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate to 5-methyltetrahydrofolate, which assists in the production of building blocks for DNA.

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  1. "MTHFR". Gene cards. Retrieved March 18, 2022.