Gershoff, Stanley N. Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts.
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A vitamin which exists as three chemically related and water-soluble forms found in food, as shown here. All three forms have equal activity for animals and yeast, but pyridoxal and pyridoxamine have several thousand times the activity of pyridoxine for some bacteria. Vitamin B6 is stable in acid, but is rapidly destroyed by light in alkaline or neutral solutions.
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