phosphoenolpyruvic acid


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phos·pho·enol·py·ru·vic ac·id

(fos'fō-ē'nol-pī-rū'vik as'id),
The phosphoric ester of pyruvic acid in the latter's enol form; an intermediate in the conversion of d-glucose to pyruvate and an example of a high-energy phosphate ester.

phos·pho·enol·py·ru·vic ac·id

(fos'fō-ē'nol-pī-rū'vik as'id)
The phosphoric ester of pyruvic acid in the latter's enol form; an intermediate in the conversion of glucose to pyruvic acid and an example of a high-energy phosphate ester.

phosphoenolpyruvic acid or phosphoenolpyruvate (PEP)

a high-energy compound which when dephosphorylated to pyruvic acid, gives rise to the synthesis of ATP from ADP in GLYCOLYSIS.
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