Quantitation of NAD+: Why Do We Need to Measure it?
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Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - General Subjects
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Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) is an essential pyridine nucleotide that is currently investigated as an important target to extend lifespan and health span. Age-related NAD+ depletion due to the accumulation of oxidative stress is associated with reduced energy production, impaired DNA repair and genomic instability.
Scope of review: NAD+ levels can be elevated therapeutically using NAD+ precursors or through lifestyle modifications including exercise and caloric restriction. However, high amounts of NAD+ may be detrimental in cancer progression and may have deleterious immunogenic roles.
Major conclusions: Standardized quantitation of NAD+ and related metabolites may therefore represent an important component of NAD+ therapy.
General significance: Quantitation of NAD+ may serve dual roles not only as an ageing biomarker, but also as a diagnostic tool for the prevention of malignant disorders.
Link to publisher version (DOI)
Liu, Y., Clement, J., Grant, R., Sachdev, P., & Braidy, N. (2018). Quantitation of NAD+: Why do we need to measure it? Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - General Subjects, 1862(12), 2527-2532. doi: 10.1016/j.bbagen.2018.07.023