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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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].
Two such nutrients are riboflavin (a component of flavin adenine dinucleotide [FAD], a coenzyme involved in the electron-transport chain) and magnesium (which is essential for the synthesis of adenosine triphosphate [ATP] from adenosine diphosphate [ADP]).