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Why is MTHFR Genotyping Important?

MTHFR is an enzyme responsible for converting 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate to the product 5-methyltetrahydrofolate - it is involved in the metabolism of folate and homocysteine. The product of the reaction catalyzed by MTHFR converts homocysteine (a potentially toxic amino acid) to methionine (a useful and necessary amino acid). MTHFR Genotyping is Important because: Certain mutations in the gene coding for MTHFR produce an enzyme that has reduced activity. Reduced activity can lead t... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Friday, November 5, 2010