Nicotinamide

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Description

Nicotinamide is the active form of vitamin B3 and a component of the coenzyme nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD). This agent inhibits poly(ADP-ribose) polymerases, enzymes involved in the rejoining of DNA strand breaks.

Nicotinamide structure, image from PubChem

Alternative names

  • Niacinamide
  • 3-Pyridinecarboxamide
  • Vitamin PP
  • Nicotinic acid amide

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