Encyclopedia of Astrobiology

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Coenzyme

Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27833-4_315-2

Synonyms

Definition

Coenzyme is any organic, low-molecular-mass, freely dissociable factor, which is essential for the activity of an enzyme. For example, some dehydrogenases require NAD+ as electron carrier and some reductases use NADPH.

See Also

Keywords

Bioorganic Chemistry Electron Carrier Dissociable Factor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut Cavanilles de Biodiversitat i Biologia EvolutivaUniversitat de ValènciaValènciaSpain