Vitamin B2

Dr Daniel J Bell and Dr Craig Hacking et al.

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) is a water-soluble vitamin that is an important component of the cofactors flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD) and flavin mononucleotide (FMN). The flavoproteins contribute to many cellular reactions, including the metabolism of several other vitamins. 

Deficiency is not reported but may be present with deficiencies of other B vitamins.

Interestingly, it was formerly known as vitamin G.

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rID: 50104
Section: Pathology
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Vitamin G
  • Riboflavin

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