2.2.3 Flavin Adenine Dinucleotide

Flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD) is also an oxidation-reduction reagent more specifically confined to reduction of C=C bonds and removing 2H from adjacent carbon atoms. The two hydrogen atoms added to the coenzyme and removed from the substrate are circled (Figure 2.10). FAD also oxidizes oxy-acids, amines and some amino-acids. The reduced form of the coenzyme has to be re-oxidized by molecular oxygen to FAD for use again.


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