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Cyanocobalamin is a synthetic solution of vitamin B12 used mainly to treat deficiencies of the vitamin.[1] Chemically it belongs to "corrinoids," and it is a crystallizable cobalt-complex. The name cyanocobalamin is owing to the fact it has a cyanide group attached to the molecule.[2] It has a role in several methylation reactions in the body.[3] In the body, in the form of methylcobalamin, it acts as a cofactor in the conversion of homocysteine to methionine and the form of adenosylcobalamin for the conversion of methylmalonyl-CoA to succinyl-CoA. Both these reactions are vital for cell division and growth.

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Vasavada A1, Sanghavi D2. SourceStatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2020-. 2020 Mar 30.

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