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Vitamin B12 deficiency causes pernicious anemia nd neuro-pathology alongwith folic acid deficiency

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Describe the two roles of vitamin B12 in metabolism in humans.

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Vitamin B12 and folic acid are essential for the synthesis of DNA. Lack of these vitamins leads to decreased synthesis of DNA and thus failure of nuclear maturation and division which, in turn, causes maturation failure in the process of erythropoiesis (red blood cell formation). Therefore, Individuals ...

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The expert describes the two roles of vitamin B12 in metabolism in humans.

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