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adenosine monophosphate

n. (context biochemistry English) a nucleotide, found in all animal muscle cells, reversibly convertible to adenosine diphosphate and adenosine triphosphate

adenosine monophosphate

n. a nucleotide found in muscle cells and important in metabolism; reversibly convertible to ADP and ATP [syn: AMP, adenylic acid]

Adenosine monophosphate

Adenosine monophosphate (AMP), also known as 5'-adenylic acid, is a nucleotide that is used as a monomer in RNA. It is an ester of phosphoric acid and the nucleoside adenosine. AMP consists of a phosphate group, the sugar ribose, and the nucleobase adenine. As a substituent it takes the form of the prefix adenylyl-.