Definition of Cofactor:

A substance that acts with another substance to bring about certain effects, often a coenzyme.

Also: Cofactors

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Aneurysm / Rupture

...relationship to Copper Deficiency
“...Copper is a cofactor for lysyl oxidase, an enzyme that is responsible for the connective tissue integrity by crosslinking elastin...”


...relationship to Vitamin B6 Requirement
“...Pyridoxine may also be of direct benefit to asthmatic patients, since it is a key cofactor in the synthesis of all the major neurotransmitters.”
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Biotin a treatment
“...It is an important enzyme cofactor.  Its deficiency is associated with hypercholesterolemia (excessive amounts of cholesterol in the blood)...”


...relationship to Vitamin B6 Requirement
“B6 is a cofactor for the conversion of tryptophan to serotonin and for the synthesis of dopamine and norepinephrine...”

Folic Acid a treatment
“...As an important human vitamin, folic acid is used by the body as a cofactor in many enzymatic reactions...”

Hyperbaric Oxygen a treatment
“...Mono-oxygenase, intradioxygenase, and interdioxygenase are specific enzymes that recruit oxygen as a cofactor to perform required biologic processes...”

L-Glutathione a treatment
“...Riboflavin and niacinamide are essential cofactors for generating reduced glutathione...”

Liver Detoxification Phase II Support a treatment
“...Vitamins and minerals – particularly the B vitamins – play a major role, acting as cofactors for many enzyme systems including those of liver detoxification, therefore ensuring a plentiful supply of the B-complex group of vitamins is of prime importance for optimum detoxification...”

Magnesium a treatment
“...It is important in the production and transfer of energy, in muscle contraction and relaxation, in nerve conduction, in protein synthesis, and in many biochemical reactions as a cofactor to enzymes...”

Molybdenum Need

...the condition
“...However, molybdenum cofactor deficiency has been identified in a large number of patients...”


...related topic
“...Potassium is a cofactor in many reactions, especially those involving energy production and muscle building.”
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Premature/Signs of Aging

...the condition
“...Then a comprehensive treatment program can be established that emphasizes nutritional therapies, digestive cofactors, enzyme enhancement, hormone replacement and lifestyle changes...”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

...recommendation Selenium
“...Selenium plays an important role as an antioxidant and serves as the mineral cofactor in the free-radical scavenging enzyme glutathione peroxidase...”

Sulfite Sensitivity

...the condition
“...It appears that sulfite sensitivity may be caused by a relative deficiency of the enzyme sulfite oxidase which breaks down sulfites and requires molybdenum as a cofactor.  As with lactase deficiency, this is a metabolic problem and not an allergic one...”
...recommendation Molybdenum
“Molybdenum deficiency may be responsible for sulfite sensitivity since it is a cofactor for sulfite oxidase...”

Thymic Factors a treatment
“...Vitamins and minerals serve as cofactors and catalysts in the enzymatic pathways that regulate our metabolism...”

TMG (Trimethylglycine) a treatment
“...Along with cofactors such as vitamins B6, B12 and Folic Acid, TMG is part of a chemical contingent in the body that works against cancer, heart and neurological diseases, and nearly every age-related disorder...”

Uric Acid Levels Low

...relationship to Molybdenum Need
“Xanthine oxidase, the enzyme that immediately produces uric acid, uses molybdenum as a cofactor.  Molybdenum is known to raise uric acid levels, which is why people with gout (a condition of elevated high uric acid levels) are told to avoid molybdenum supplements.”

Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) a treatment
“...Thiamine functions as a cofactor for several enzymes in the form of thiamine triphosphate (TPP)...”

Vitamin B12 (Cobalamine) a treatment
“...Like most of the vitamins, B12 is required as a cofactor for various enzymes...”
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