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|Molar mass||443.414 g/mol|
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Dihydrofolic acid (dihydrofolate, vitamin B9) is a folic acid derivative which is converted to tetrahydrofolic acid by dihydrofolate reductase. Since tetrahydrofolate is needed to make both purines and pyrimidines, which are building blocks of DNA and RNA, dihydrofolate reductase is targeted by various drugs to prevent nucleic acid synthesis.
Interactive pathway map
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