Niacin USMLE Mnemonic
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) is a water-soluble vitamin which serves a key role as a precursor of the coenzymes NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) and NADP (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate).
Found in foods, niacin is also used pharmacologically as a treatment for lipid disorders, specifically for its ability to raise HDL ("good" cholesterol) and lower VLDL and LDL ("bad" cholesterols). Niacin's synthesis requires a number of factors, including tryptophan, Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), and Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine).
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