Jul 19, 2017

NAD+ : A key metabolic regulator with great therapeutic potential

Journal of Neuroendocrinology
G SultaniN Turner

Abstract

Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+ ) is a ubiquitous metabolite that serves an essential role in the catabolism of nutrients. Recently, there has been a surge of interest in NAD+ biology, with the recognition that NAD+ influences many biological processes beyond metabolism, including transcription, signalling and cell survival. There are a multitude of pathways involved in the synthesis and breakdown of NAD+ , and alterations in NAD+ homeostasis have emerged as a common feature of a range of disease states. Here, we provide an overview of NAD+ metabolism and summarise progress on the development of NAD+ -related therapeutics.

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Metabolic Process, Cellular
Biochemical Pathway
Transcription, Genetic
Neutrophil Actin Dysfunction
Degenerative Diseases, Spinal Cord
Catabolic Process
Nutrients
Senility
NADH
Metabolic Pathway

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