adenosine 5'-triphosphate


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a·den·o·sine 5'-tri·phos·phate (ATP),

(ă-den'ō-sēn trī-fos'fāt),
Adenosine with triphosphoric acid esterified at its 5' position; immediate precursor of adenine nucleotides in RNA; the primary energy currency of a cell.

adenosine triphosphate

An adenosine with 3 high-energy phosphates, which is required for RNA synthesis and present in all living cells; ATP is a key energy source which drives many metabolic processes, including those involving motor proteins, movement of molecules against concentration gradients and the synthesis of proteins, nucleic acids and other molecules.

a·den·o·sine 5'-tri·phos·phate

(ATP) (ă-den'ō-sēn trī-fos'fāt)
Adenosine (5) pyrophosphate; adenosine with triphosphoric acid esterfied at its 5' position; immediate precursor of adenine nucleotides in RNA. The primary energy currency of a cell.

a·den·o·sine 5'-tri·phos·phate

(ATP) (ă-denŏ-sēn trī-fosfāt)
Adenosine with triphosphoric acid esterified at its 5' position; immediate precursor of adenine nucleotides in RNA; the promary energeny of a cell.
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