FAD and NAD+

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Post by MrMistery » Tue Sep 20, 2005 6:41 pm

High school? Do you go into this kinda details at methabolism in high school? Which country do you live in?
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Post by victor » Thu Sep 22, 2005 12:30 pm

What I know is...NAD+ gets 2 e- from the breaking and become NAD- (it's reduction). After that, as a H+ carrier, NAD- bonded with 2 H+ ions and become NADH+H (same thing happen to FADH2). Usually most books write only NADH for convenience, but the truth is A single molecule of NAD can carry up to 2 H+ ions.
About the electron, I think both NAD+ and FAD+ get it from the breaking of hydrocarbon bonds.

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