Vitamin B4 (adenine), also known as 6-aminopurine, is one of the four nuclear bases that make up DNA and RNA molecules. Its chemical formula is C5H5N5. It mainly exists in the form of adenine nucleotides in vivo. It is involved in the formation of many important intermediates in metabolic pathways, such as ATP, NADP and so on.

Vitamin B4 is a component of nucleic acid and coenzyme, which is involved in the synthesis of DNA and RNA in vivo, and is essential for maintaining the metabolic function of organisms. Its function is to promote the proliferation of leukocytes in the absence of leukocytes.

Function of vitamin B4

In the aspect of medical application, because it participates in the synthesis of DNA and RNA, it can promote the proliferation of white blood cells and increase the number of white blood cells. It can be used in leukopenia caused by tumor radiotherapy, tumor chemotherapy, psychotropic drugs and benzene poisoning, and also in hyperthyroidism with leukopenia.

In general, vitamin B4 helps to regulate heart rate, relieve fatigue, strengthen immune function, prevent the formation of free radicals, and participate in the regulation of blood glucose balance.