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If we have genes for the cobalamine synthase, (actually several of them) does it mean we can synthesize our own B12, as long as there is some free cobalt in our food?

>> No.11547044

We alreadt do, but in a stage where it's too late for our body to absorb it. It's in our feces.

>> No.11547160

It can't be absorbed, retard.

>> No.11547174

What can't be absorbed? Cobalt?

>> No.11547249

No, that's gut bacteria.

>> No.11547422

lol, and the gut is where? Outside your body?

>> No.11547425

No, the B12 made by the extrinsic factor

>> No.11547445

The point is it's the bacteria. I'm asking if we can synthesize it using free cobalt, using our own cobalamine synthase. Not bacteria.
No idea what you mean, extrinsic factor is an antique name for B12.

>> No.11547452

I thought intrinsic factor was the ability to absorb B12 from food and extrinsic factor was what OP described

>> No.11547782

>The point is it's the bacteria.
So all the other processes in our body involving bacteria are also not "us"? Symbiosis is not a thing?

>> No.11548059

That's just not what I'm asking.

>> No.11548540


Need to see the expression of those genes in a tissue specific manner. They might not all active or even in the correct isoform to make it where its needed . Or they could have other functions

>> No.11548546

>Outside your body?
Topologically speaking, yes.

>> No.11548612

You win this round.
Although I was talking about guts in that post, but yeah, for the bacteria, right.

>> No.11548710

Nice work

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