Riboflavin transporter is finally identified

Yoshinori Moriyama

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Riboflavin or vitamin B2 is one of the constituents of energy drinks. Although this compound is known to be absorbed in the intestine and that it circulates throughout the body and is excreted in urine, the transporter(s) responsible for the process was only recently identified. Yamamoto et al. identified this transporter through functional expression of rat orthologues of a putative bacterial riboflavin transporter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-343
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of biochemistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011


  • Absorption
  • Energy drink
  • Intestine
  • Riboflavin
  • Transporter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology


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