Common Name:Guanosine triphosphate
Other Names, such as IUPAC Name
GTP, guanosine 5'-triphosphate, guanosine 5'-triphosphoric acid, guanosine-5'-triphosphate, guanosine 5'-(tetrahydrogen triphosphate) 5'-GTP, [ [ (2R,3S,4R,5R)-5- (2- amino-6-oxo-3H- purin-9-yl)-3,4- dihydroxyoxolan-2-yl ] methoxy- hydroxyphosphoryl] phosphono hydrogen phosphate
Guanosine triphosphate Molecule
Important Issues in Man
Relevant Clinical Literature
Guanosine triphosphate (GTP) is a source of energy for protein synthesis and gluconeogenesis as well as being used in cell signal regulation for phosphorylation of regulatory proteins. Indeed GTP is essential to signal transduction, particularly with G-proteins, in second-messenger mechanisms where it is converted to GDP. Its presence on microtubules prevents depolymerisation.
See also cGMP.