What does coenzyme mean in biology ?
A coenzyme requires the presence of an enzyme in order to function. It is not active on its own. While enzymes are proteins, coenzymes are small, nonprotein molecules. Coenzymes hold an atom or group of atoms, allowing an enzyme to work.
Could you give me examples for coenzymes ?
Examples of coenzymes include the B vitamins and S-adenosyl methionine.
- Flavin Adenine Dinucleotide (FAD)
- Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD)
- Vitamin A: β-Carotene
- Vitamin B₁₂: Cobalamin
are some other examples for coenzymes.