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Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide

Definition
noun
An ubiquitous coenzyme comprised of two nucleotides (i.e. one with adenine base and the other a nicotinamide).

Abbreviation

NAD

Supplement

In metabolic reactions, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide may be oxidized, NAD+, or reduced, NADH.
This compound occurs in two forms:

  • NAD+ (oxidized form)
  • NADH (reduced form)

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Mentioned in:

  • Electron carrier
  • Codehydrogenase i

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