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11546986 No.11546986 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

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

>>11546986
It can't be absorbed, retard.

>> No.11547174

>>11547160
What can't be absorbed? Cobalt?

>> No.11547249

>>11547044
No, that's gut bacteria.

>> No.11547422

>>11547249
lol, and the gut is where? Outside your body?

>> No.11547425

>>11547174
No, the B12 made by the extrinsic factor

>> No.11547445

>>11547422
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.
>>11547425
No idea what you mean, extrinsic factor is an antique name for B12.

>> No.11547452

>>11547445
I thought intrinsic factor was the ability to absorb B12 from food and extrinsic factor was what OP described

>> No.11547782

>>11547445
>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?
Bro...

>> No.11548059

>>11547782
That's just not what I'm asking.

>> No.11548540

>>11546986

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

>>11547422
>Outside your body?
Topologically speaking, yes.

>> No.11548612

>>11548546
You win this round.
Although I was talking about guts in that post, but yeah, for the bacteria, right.

>> No.11548710

>>11548546
Nice work

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