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Adenylic acid

Adenylic acid

a condensation product of adenosine and phosphoric acid; a nucleotide found among the hydrolysis products of all nucleic acids. 3'-adenylic acid (adenosine 3'-monophosphate) and 5'-adenylic acid (adenosine 5'-monophosphate) differ in the place of attachment of the phosphoric Acid to the d-ribose; deoxyadenylic acid differs in having H instead of OH at the 2' position of d-ribose.

See: amp.

Synonym: adenine nucleotide.


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