Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, December 19th, 2004
According to published research from the United States, "Vitamin K-dependent (VKD) proteins require carboxylation for diverse functions that include hemostasis, apoptosis, and Ca2+ homeostasis, yet the mechanism of carboxylation is not well understood. Combined biochemical and chemical studies have led to a long-standing model in which a carboxylase Cys catalytic base deprotonates vitamin K hydroquinone (KH2) leading to KH2 oxygenation and Glu carboxylation."
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