Guanosine triphosphate

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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
Biochemical Information
Molecular Structure
Guanosine triphosphate Molecule
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Important Issues in Man
Relevant Clinical Literature
UK Guidance
Other Wikis
Wikipedia on Guanosine triphosphate (Less technical, ? quality control)

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.

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