Agent Name

NADPH

CAS Number

53-57-6

Formula

C21-H30-N7-O17-P3

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate; Adenosine 5'-(trihydrogen diphosphate), 2'-(dihydrogen phosphate), P'->5'-ester with 1,4-dihydro-1-beta-D-ribofuranosyl-3-pyridinecarboxamide; Adenosine 5'-(trihydrogen diphosphate), 2'-(dihydrogen phosphate), P'.fwdarw.5'-ester with 1,4-dihydro-1-beta-D-ribofuranosyl-3-pyridinecarboxamide; Dihydronicotinamide-adenine dinucleotide phosphate; [ChemIDplus] NADPH2; TPNH; Dihydrocodehydrogenase II; [Merck Index]

Category

Other Biomolecules

Sources/Uses

The reduced form of NADP found in living cells; [Merck Index] "NADPH provides the reducing equivalents for biosynthetic reactions and the oxidation-reduction involved in protecting against the toxicity of ROS (reactive oxygen species), allowing the regeneration of GSH (reduced glutathione)." [Wikipedia]

Comments

See "NADP."

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