Biology as Poetry: Biochemistry

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Important carrier of reducing electrons as employed in anabolism.

NADPH is most prominently employed during the dark reaction of photosynthesis and one of two products of the light reaction (the other being ATP along with the byproduct, O2).

See also NADP+ and contrast with NADH, which unlike NADPH is employed primarily in catabolism, i.e., such as cellular respiration and glycolysis.

Like NADH, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (i.e., NADPH) serves as a coenzyme reducing agent.

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