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Coenzyme Definition


Vitamin B6 is an example of a coenzyme.

Vitamin B6 is an example of a coenzyme.

Todd Helmenstine
Definition: A coenzyme is a substance that works with an enzyme to initiate or aid the function of the enzyme.

Coenzymes cannot function on their own and require the presence of an enzyme.
The B vitamins serve as coenzymes essential for enzymes to form fats, carbohydrates and proteins.
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