flavin adenine dinucleotide


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flavin adenine dinucleotide

n. Abbr. FAD
A coenzyme, C27H33N9O15P2, that is a derivative of riboflavin and functions in certain oxidation-reduction reactions in the body.
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2]) participates in redox reactions in 2 coenzyme forms, flavin mononucleotide (FMN) and flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD) (1).
Riboflavin is the key component for two coenzymes, flavin mononucleotide (FMN) and flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD), essential in the electron transport chain and final oxidation of macronutrients to energy.
In considering energy production, it helps to look at the "energy molecules" such as ATP, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NADH), and the reduced form of flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD).