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flavin

 [fla´vin]
any of a group of water-soluble yellow pigments widely distributed in animals and plants, including riboflavin and yellow enzymes.
flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD) a coenzyme that is a condensation product of riboflavin phosphate and adenylic acid; it forms the prosthetic group (non–amino acid component) of certain enzymes, including d-amino acid oxidase and xanthine oxidase, and is important in electron transport in mitochondria.
flavin mononucleotide (FMN) a derivative of riboflavin consisting of a three-ring system (isoalloxazine) attached to an alcohol (ribitol); it acts as a coenzyme for a number of oxidative enzymes, including l-amino acid oxidase and cytochrome C reductase.

FAD

Abbreviation for flavin adenine dinucleotide.

FAD

flavin adenine dinucleotide.

FAD

abbr.
flavin adenine dinucleotide

FAD

abbreviation for fetal activity determination. See nonstress test.

BRCA2

A gene on chromosome 13q12.3 that encodes a protein which, like BRCA1, is involved in maintenance of genome stability, especially the homologous recombination pathway for double-stranded DNA repair; like BRCA1, it carries a marked increase in the lifetime risk of breast and ovarian cancer.

FAD

Abbreviation for flavin adenine dinucleotide.

FAD

See FLAVINE ADENINE DINUCLEOTIDE.

FAD (flavin adenine dinucleotide)

an electron carrier similar in action to NAD, picking up hydrogen from succinic acid (succinate) in the KREBS CYCLE. The hydrogen is transported to the mitochondrial cristae where it enters an ELECTRON TRANSPORT SYSTEM at a lower point than NAD, with the release of only two molecules of ATP (rather than three ATP molecules when NAD is the carrier).

FAD

flavine adenine dinucleotide

FAD

Abbreviation for flavin adenine dinucleotide.

FAD,

n abbreviation for
flavinadenine dinucleotide.

FAD

1. oxidized form of flavin adenine dinucleotide.
2. flea allergy dermatitis.
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While FADs can have negative environmental impacts when used unwisely, FAO has been at the forefront of developing guidelines for their sustainable use, building on lessons learned elsewhere.
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While the majority of participants (70%) believe they were successful in losing weight on a fad diet, less than a third (29%) of participants managed to maintain any weight loss and 76% of those surveyed are now seeking a solution to weight loss.
A lot of people who jump on the fad diet wagon are people who know they won't work but try them hoping they will.
Abdulrazaq Al-Azazi, a youth activist at the university, said there are weapons and military vehicles linked to FAD all around the university, which bothers all the students.
During the summer break, I went to Taiwan and my cousins and aunts let me in on a new fad that was the secret behind their skinniness.
Under the new FAD, the City has made significant new commitments in many areas, including new resources for septic repairs and targeted wastewater solutions in select communities; the continued implementation of stream restoration projects; enhancements to control polluted runoff from watershed farms under DEP's Watershed Agricultural Program; and a host of other initiatives designed to protect water quality.
Whether the interest and investment in alternative energy is a fad or a trend has become a high-stakes wager for many investors and employees of newly minted ventures.
In the first experiment medaka were exposed to nominal concentrations of 0, 10, 50, and 100 lag/L FAD and 0.
Fads are notoriously difficult to predict, although they share the common characteristics of a rapid rise in popularity and an equally speedy fall from grace, EPM Communications of New York undertook a study of fads during the 1900s and found all fads tended to fall into one of four general categories: the true fad that goes from nowhere to great popularity back to nowhere within 18 months or less (think Pet Rock); cyclical fads that, like the yo-yo, continue to pop up (at least to some extent) every six or seven years; generational fads such as bell-bottoms; and those few fads, such as the Slinky, that can be developed into franchises with proper care.