Adenine is a purine with a variety of roles in biochemistry including cellular respiration, in the form of both the energy-rich adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and the cofactors nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) and flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD), and protein synthesis, as a chemical component of DNA and RNA. the shape of adenine is complementary to either thymine or uracil.
Adenine forms adenosine, a nucleoside, when attached to ribose, and deoxyadenosine when attached to deoxyribose. It forms adenosine triphosphate (ATP), a nucleotide, when three phosphate groups are added to adenosine. Adenosine triphosphate is used in cellular metabolism as one of the basic methods of transferring chemical energy between chemical reactions.
US Patent Issued to Toyo Boseki on Oct. 18 for "Modified Flavin Adenine Dinucleotide Dependent Glucose Dehydrogenase" (Japanese Inventors)
Oct 25, 2011; ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 25 -- United States Patent no. 8,039,248, issued on Oct. 18, was assigned to Toyo Boseki K. K. (Osaka-shi,...
Research Results from University of Maryland School of Medicine Update Knowledge of Flavin Adenine Dinucleotide
Sep 10, 2013; By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Research findings on Enzymes and Coenzymes are discussed in a new...