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flavin:

see coenzymecoenzyme
, any one of a group of relatively small organic molecules required for the catalytic function of certain enzymes. A coenzyme may either be attached by covalent bonds to a particular enzyme or exist freely in solution, but in either case it participates intimately in
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Flavin

 

any one of a group of natural organic compounds present in all living cells; a derivative of the heterocyclic compounds of isoalloxazine (C10H6O2N4). Many flavins are important biologically active substances, for example, the vitamin riboflavin. Riboflavin’s derivatives flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD) and flavin mononucleotide (FMN) are widely distributed coenzymes, which take part in the oxidation-reduction processes of organisms.

flavin

[′fla·vən]
(biochemistry)
Any of several water-soluble yellow pigments occurring as coenzymes of flavoproteins.
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A Minimalist remark by Flavin is quoted, 'My icons do not raise up the blessed Saviour in elaborate cathedrals', without realizing this is a likely allusion to a famous statement in Newman's text 'The Sublime Is Now' (1948): 'Instead of making cathedrals out of Christ, man, or "life," we are making it (sic) out of ourselves, out of our own feelings'.
We calculated concentrations by the peak-area ratios of each flavin vs the internal standard.
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But Flavin made ordinary objects into art in the unusually direct--even shocking--way he just bought lighting tubes, arranged them and switched them on.