Definition of guanosine triphosphate in English:

guanosine triphosphate

Syllabification: gua·no·sine tri·phos·phate
Pronunciation: /ˌɡwänəsēn trīˈfäsfāt
 
/
(abbreviation: GTP)

noun

A nucleotide composed of guanine, ribose, and three phosphate groups, which participates in various metabolic reactions, including protein synthesis.
More example sentences
  • In the process, guanosine diphosphate is linked to inorganic phosphate to form guanosine triphosphate.
  • Among common mechanisms in intracellular signaling is the use of guanosine triphosphate binding regulatory proteins.
  • Fourier transform infrared spectra of the substrate guanosine triphosphate show remarkable changes when it binds to the enzyme.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day dinkum
Pronunciation: ˈdɪŋkəm
adjective
(of an article or person) genuine, honest, true