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guanosine triphosphate

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

Definition of guanosine triphosphate in English:

noun

A nucleotide composed of guanine, ribose, and three phosphate groups, which participates in various metabolic reactions, including protein synthesis.
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.

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