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i know that ATP is a modified nucleotide that plays an important role in energy metabolism, but are there any more that are crucial?
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Yes. GTP for instance.
ATP = Adenosine Triphosphate. Adenine (purine base) can turn into adenonsine (a nucleoside) which then can turn into ATP (a nucleotide)
ATP, CTP, GTP etc
Hope this tidbit helps.
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also nucleotides in tRNA-molecules for instance are modified (recall that pseudo-uridine is also 1 of many modified nucleic acids)
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