Vitamin B3 (Niacin)

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A water-soluble vitamin which is required in many cellular metabolic processes. Niacin functions as a co-enzyme in electron-transfer reactions such as the catabolism of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and alcohol, as a substrate for NAD-consuming enzymes, and as ligand for inhibitory neurotransmitters, pro-inflammatory cytokines and calcium mobilisation.


OpeN-Global, 2023