Vitamin B7 (biotin) is a water soluble vitamin that is a coenzyme for many reactions, including gluconeogenesis and the synthesis of fatty acids and amino acids.
Deficiency does not occur as biotin is abundant in food and also produced by intestinal flora.
Interestingly, it was formerly known as vitamin H and coenzyme R.
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