Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate
|Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate|
| Except where noted otherwise, data are given for|
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
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In chloroplasts, NADP is reduced by ferredoxin-NADP+ reductase in last step of the electron chain of the light reactions of photosynthesis. The NADPH produced is then used as reducing power for the biosynthetic reactions in the Calvin cycle of photosynthesis.
NADP ions in photosynthesis may be seen as 'dragging' hydrogen ions along with them (in the light-dependent cycles), which are used by the light-independent (Calvin) cycles to produce carbohydrates.
The oxidative phase of the pentose phosphate pathway is the major source of NADPH in cells.
Ball-and-stick model of NADP+
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