Electron carrier

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noun, plural: electron carriers

A molecule capable of accepting one (or more than one) electrons from another molecule (electron donor), and then ferry these electrons to donate to another during the process of electron transport.


Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) is an example of electron carrier. It carries electrons in redox reactions within the cells.

See also: electron transport chain