MTHFR is short for the enzyme called methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase) or 10-Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase or NADPH or NAD(P)H. Sometimes the term MTHFR is also used when referring to the genes that transcribes methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase.
Function[edit | edit source]
The enzyme catalyzes the conversion of 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate to 5-methyltetrahydrofolate, which assists in the production of building blocks for DNA.
ME/CFS[edit | edit source]
See also[edit | edit source]
Learn more[edit | edit source]
- MTHFR gene - Gene cards
References[edit | edit source]
- "MTHFR". Gene cards. Retrieved March 18, 2022.
enzyme a substance produced by a living organism which acts as a catalyst to bring about a specific biochemical reaction.