Flavin Mononucleotide

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flavin mononucleotide

[′fla·vən ¦mä·nō′nü·klē·ə‚tīd]
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Flavin Mononucleotide


(FMN; also riboflavin phosphate), a nonprotein component (coenzyme) of many flavoproteins, which are present in all living cells; a phosphorylated derivative of riboflavin. Molecular weight, 456.35.

FMN is freely soluble in water and insoluble in diethyl ether, chloroform, and methanol. In the organism it is synthesized from riboflavin and adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in the presence of the enzyme riboflavikinnase. As a constituent of flavoproteins, FMN takes part in the oxidation-reduction processes of organisms. It is the biochemical precursor of flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD).

The acronym FMN is widely used in the biological literature.

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Riboflavin (RF; vitamin [B.sub.2]) participates in redox reactions in 2 coenzyme forms, flavin mononucleotide (FMN) and flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD) (1).
The enzyme needs the presence of a cofactor, flavin mononucleotide, for enzyme activity.
Vitamin B-2 is known to be the central component of the cofactor's flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD) and flavin mononucleotide (FMN), which is necessary to all flavoproteins [1].
fischeri, there are two substrates, luciferin, which is a reduced Flavin Mononucleotide (FMNH2) and a long chain (7-16 carbons) fatty aldehyde (RCHO), which in its natural form is believed to be a tetradecanal.
Novak, "The molecular basis for complexation of adriamycin with flavin mononucleotide and flavin adenine dinucleotide," Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, vol.