flavin mononucleotide


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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.

fla·vin mon·o·nu·cle·o·tide (FMN),

riboflavin 5'-phosphate; the coenzyme of a number of oxidation-reduction enzymes, for example, NADH dehydrogenase. Strictly speaking, FMN is not a nucleotide because it contains ribtol instead of ribose; the coenzyme is reversibly reduced to FMNH2.

flavin mononucleotide

n. Abbr. FMN
A derivative of riboflavin, C17H21N4O9P, that functions as a coenzyme of various flavoproteins in certain oxidation-reduction reactions in the body.

fla·vin mon·o·nu·cle·o·tide

(FMN) (flā'vin mon'ō-nū'klē-ō-tīd)
Riboflavin 5'-phosphate; the coenzyme of a number of oxidation-reduction enzymes; e.g., NADH dehydrogenase and l-amino acid oxidase. Strictly speaking, FMN is not a nucleotide because it contains a sugar alcohol instead of a sugar.

flavin mononucleotide

see FMN.
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Riboflavin, flavin mononucleotide, and flavin adenine dinucleotide in human plasma and erythrocytes at baseline and after low-dose riboflavin supplementation.
Riboflavin, flavin mononucleotide, and flavin adenine dinuclectide in human plasma and erythrocytes at baseline and after low-dose riboflavin supplementation.
Riboflavin is the precursor of flavin mononucleotide (FMN) and FAD (11 ), which serve as cofactors for enzymes involved in the metabolism of vitamin B6, folate, and cobalamin (12-16).