nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide

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nic·o·tin·a·mide adenine dinucleotide

 (nĭk′ə-tĭn′ə-mīd′, -tē′nə-)
n.
NAD.

NAD

nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide: a coenzyme, C21H27N7O14P2, involved in many cellular oxidation-reduction reactions.
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Noun1.nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide - a coenzyme present in most living cells and derived from the B vitamin nicotinic acid; serves as a reductant in various metabolic processes
coenzyme - a small molecule (not a protein but sometimes a vitamin) essential for the activity of some enzymes
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The structure was related to that of the nucleotides that formed the building blocks of nucleic acid molecules, and it received the name of diphosphopyridine nucleotide.

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