Pantothenic acid and biotin

Gabriela Camporeale, Rocío Rodríguez-Meléndez, Janos Zempleni

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2 Scopus citations


Pantothenic acid and biotin are water-soluble vitamins; chemical structures are depicted in Figure 9.1. In cells, pantothenic acid is converted to 4 ' -phosphopantetheine, which serves as a covalently linked coenzyme for acyl carrier protein; 4 ' -phosphopantetheine is further converted to coenzyme A (CoA), which is a ubiquitous cofactor in intermediary metabolism. Biotin serves as a coenzyme for carboxylases, but also plays roles in chromatin structure and cell signaling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSports Nutrition
Subtitle of host publicationVitamins and Trace Elements, Second Edition
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781420037913
ISBN (Print)084933022X, 9780849330223
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Professions(all)
  • Medicine(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Pantothenic acid and biotin'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this