ATC Group: A11DA Vitamin B1, plain

Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System

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Vitamin B1, plain

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A11DA02
A11DA03

Active Ingredients

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Description

Thiamine pyrophosphate (TPP), the coenzymatic form of thiamine, is involved in two main types of metabolic reactions: decarboxylation of ╬▒-ketoacids (e.g. pyruvate, ╬▒-ketoglutarate and branched-chain keto acids) and transketolation (e.g. among hexose and pentose phosphates). Therefore, the principal physiological role of thiamine is as a coenzyme in carbohydrate metabolism, where TPP is required for several stages in the breakdown of glucose to provide energy.