Vitamin K biosynthesis and the human gut microbiota.

Karl, James.
2017-04-14T13:36:11.549Z

Abstract: Emerging evidence suggests novel physiologic functions for vitamin K beyond the vitamin's canonical role in hemostasis. Mechanisms underlying these functions are not well characterized, though several are thought to be independent of vitamin K-dependent protein activity and unique to bacterially-synthesized forms of vitamin K known as menaquinones (MKn). Many gut bacteria synthesize MKn,... read more

Subjects
Gerald J. & Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.
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http://hdl.handle.net/10427/010916
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