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Vitamers - Vitamin K

Three compounds have the biological activity of vitamin K.

Vitamers

Three compounds have the biological activity of vitamin K (Figure 8.6):


      phylloquinone, the normal dietary source, found in green leafy vegetables;

 

      menaquinones, a family of related compounds syn-thesized by intestinal bacteria, with differing lengths of the side-chain;

 

      menadiol and menadiol diacetate, synthetic com-pounds that can be metabolized to phylloquinone.




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