nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide

  • NAD+
German: Nicotinsäureamid-adenin-dinucleotid
Japanese: ニコチンアミド・アデニン・ジヌクレオチド

Biochemistry. A coenzyme of numerous dehydrogenases that occurs in most cells and plays an important role in the intermediary metabolism. It is composed of nicotinamide, adenosine, two molecules ribose and two phosphate groups. In numerous enzymatic reactions it serves as an electron carrier by being alternately oxidized (NAD+) or reduced (NADH).

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