NADH and NAD+ Your Body's LAH and PCC

NADH and NAD+ Your Body's LAH and PCC - O H H O H 2 N...

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NADH and NAD + : Your Body’s NaBH 4 and PCC Living organisms (e.g., your body) require a myriad of reductions and oxidations in their metabolic pathways. For example, we ultimately oxidize our food (glucose, fatty acids, etc.) with oxygen to CO 2 and H 2 O. What does the body use to carry out these oxidations and reductions? Enzymes in combination with the coenzymes, NAD + and NADH. N HO OH O O N N N P O P O O O O O N OH OH
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Unformatted text preview: O H H O H 2 N Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (coenzyme NADH) N H H O H 2 N R Business End Like NaBH 4 , NADH can act as a reducing agent by deliver a hydride, H:-, to a carbonyl. N H H O H 2 N R O N O H 2 N R O H H H OH H NADH NAD In doing so, NADH is converted to NAD + , which can be used as an oxidizing agent. N O H 2 N R H OH H N H H O H 2 N R O H- H O NAD NADH...
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This note was uploaded on 09/25/2009 for the course CH 223 taught by Professor Brown during the Summer '08 term at N.C. State.

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