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|Alternative Names:||NAMPT, NMNAT1|
|Background:||Nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT), also known as pre-B-cell colony-enhancing factor, is the rate-limiting enzyme that converts nicotinamide to nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) from nicotinamide in the salvage pathway of NAD+ biosynthesis in mammals. Nicotinamide mononucleotide adenylyltransferase 1 (NMNAT1) converts NMN to NAD+. The expression of NAMPT is upregulated during activation of immune cells such as monocytes, macrophages, dendritic cells, T and B cells, as well as in amniotic epithelial cells upon stimulation with several inflammatory cytokines. NAMPT-specific inhibitor, FK866 was found to deplete intracellular NAD content, resulting in apoptotic cell death in many cancer cell lines without any DNA damaging effect. Recently, Nakahata K et al, demonstrated that NAMPT is required to modulate circadian gene expression and circadian oscillation of NAD+.|
|Gene ID Human:||10135|
|Gene ID Mouse:||59027|
|Regulatory Statement:||For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.|
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