flavin mononucleotide


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flavin mononucleotide

n. Abbr. FMN
A derivative of riboflavin, C17H21N4O9P, that functions as a coenzyme of various flavoproteins in certain oxidation-reduction reactions in the body.
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The essential vitamin riboflavin is taken up from the blood by transporters and metabolized into flavin mononucleotide and flavin adenine dinucleotide.
The flavin mononucleotide is in a profound cloven formed by polypeptide subunits and held in place by hydrogen bond interactions with the protein.
Vitamin B-2 is known to be the central component of the cofactor's flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD) and flavin mononucleotide (FMN), which is necessary to all flavoproteins [1].
fischeri, there are two substrates, luciferin, which is a reduced Flavin Mononucleotide (FMNH2) and a long chain (7-16 carbons) fatty aldehyde (RCHO), which in its natural form is believed to be a tetradecanal.