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5,6-dimethylbenzimidazole is one of the building blocks required for the synthesis of coenzyme B12. 5,6-Dimethylbenzimidazole is biosynthesized from flavin mononucleotide by the enzyme 5,6-dimethylbenzimidazole synthase
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