Intrinsic factor

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Intrinsic Factor

SYNONYMS: IF; Vitamin B12-binding protein
CAS: # 2596481
EC No: 232-711-9
MDL No: MFCD00131406

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Intrinsic Factor Application Notes Intrinsic Factor is used in the treatment not only of classical pernicious anaemia, but also in the treatment of other macrocytic anaemias, where it replaces teh Intrinsic Factor which may be lacking in the patient's own gastric juice. In this way Intrinsic Factor is recommended against anaemias that appear 6 to 12 months after serious gastric operations, and against anaemias that are secondary effects of the treatment with certain medicines, e.g. against epilepsy. However, the dietetic use in multi-vitamin preparations is of the greatest importance. In older people there has been observed a degeneration of the gastric mucous membrane, whose secretion of Intrinsic Factor is insufficient to ensure the resorption of the necessary quantity of B-12 from their diet. In order to delay this development it is useful to prescribe a small quantity of Intrinsic Factor with B-12 and other vitamins to these patients. Usage Statement Unless specified otherwise, MP Biomedical's products are for research or further manufacturing use only, not for direct human use. For more information, please contact our customer service department. Key Applications Absorption of vitamin B12
SKU: 02102056-CF
Base Catalog Number: 102056
Alternate Names: IF; Vitamin B12-binding protein
CAS : # 2596481
EC No : 232-711-9
Format : Powder
MDL No : MFCD00131406
PPE : Eyeshields, Gloves,respirator filter
Preparation Method : MP Intrinsic Factor is produced from the pylorus mucous membrane of the pig, of which only a small part is used. Only the part which, according to histological examinations has proved to have a high content of Intrinsic Factor, is used.
Source : Porcine Pyloric Mucous Lining
Unit Definition : The activity is normally indicated in Coli units, the number of which are proportional to the binding power of the substance to Vitamin B-12.

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