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Is ADP a cofactor?

Posted August 3, 2021


Answer

Yes, ADP is a cofactor.

Cofactors generally serve to aid enzyme function by increasing the rate of catalysis. ADP is a cofactor with a unique ability to transfer energy that is required to drive several different chemical processes including the activity of enzymes and transport proteins.

Additional resources

Reversible ADP-ribosylation of RNA

ADP-TAMRA conjugate [5-TAMRA-eda-ADP]