- Cytidine triphosphate
Cytidine triphosphate Identifiers CAS number PubChem ChemSpider MeSH IUPHAR ligand Jmol-3D images Image 1
Properties Molecular formula C9H16N3O14P3 Molar mass 483.156 (what is: /?)
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
CTP is a substrate in the synthesis of RNA.
CTP is a high-energy molecule equal to ATP, but its role in the organism is more specific than that of ATP. CTP is used as the source of energy, and as a coenzyme in metabolic reactions like the synthesis of glycerophospholipids and glycosylation of proteins.
CTP also acts as an inhibitor of the enzyme Aspartate carbamoyltransferase
Nucleic acid constituents Nucleobase Nucleoside Nucleotide
Nucleoside diphosphate Nucleoside triphosphate
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