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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

abbr.
flavin adenine dinucleotide

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

Abbreviation for flavin adenine dinucleotide.
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If the growth and effectiveness of these programs has been hampered, it has not been the result of left-wing faddism but rather because opponents of "big government" have succeeded in cutting public-health funding, both in the United States and abroad.
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Bishop Thomas Hoyt of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church insisted that the ecumenical movement's "historic struggle for justice and freedom is a unifying issue--but there will be no sustaining unity unless there is unity in the Spirit" Further, he insisted, "The unity of the church and the unity of humankind go together--you can't have one without the other." If this dual unity "is not in the heart, in the guts, and in our belief structure, then it is mere faddism and cannot be sustained," he said.
The trouble is that "social responsibility" can be interpreted so broadly that it fails to provide any firm basis for a system that could stand up against the temptations of opportunism, expediency, and faddism. The question of how far "social" responsibility should extend--to what "society" should it apply?
Although Cross misses an opportunity to explore the multifaceted dimensions of children's toy culture by rendering children passive historical actors, he wisely implicates parents for the excessive materialism and faddism that typifies today's toy market.
At the same time, however, faddism in management studies has created an impediment to greater intellectual productivity by allowing unproven and incorrect ideas to go unchallenged.
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