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Synthesis of Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD)


NAD is required for numerous redox reactions. NAD is also consumed in ADP-ribosylation reactions. Abbreviations: AMP, adenosine monophosphate; ADP, adenosine diphosphate; ATP, adenosine triphosphate; PARP, poly-ADP-ribose polymerase; PPi, inorganic pyrophosphate; PRPP, phosphoribosyl pyrophosphate.