adenylic acid

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ad·e·nyl·ic acid

See AMP.

adenylic acid

(Biochemistry) a nucleotide consisting of adenine, ribose or deoxyribose, and a phosphate group. It is a constituent of DNA or RNA. Also called: adenosine monophosphate






1. an amplifier.
v.i., v.t.
2. to amplify.


adenosine monophosphate: a nucleotide composed of adenine, ribose, and one phosphate group, formed by the partial breakdown of adenosine triphosphate, usu. at an end point in the metabolic pathway; adenylic acid. Compare ADP, ATP.


1. amperage.
2. ampere.
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Noun1.adenylic acid - a nucleotide found in muscle cells and important in metabolism; reversibly convertible to ADP and ATP
nucleotide, base - a phosphoric ester of a nucleoside; the basic structural unit of nucleic acids (DNA or RNA)
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Compounds Contents ([??]) Kalium (K) 77.16 Natrium (Na) 21.29 Calcium (Ca) 5.82 Magnesium (Mg) 16.75 Ferrum (Fe) 0.67 Zinc (Zn) 0.62 Selenium (Se) ND (2) Manganese (Mn) 0.06 Chromium (Cr) 0.10 (mg/kg) Cuprum (Cu) 6.63 Lead (Pb) ND (3) Mercury (Hg) ND (4) Arsenic (As) ND (5) Cadmium (Cd) ND (1) Guanylic acid (GMP) 70000 Uridylic acid (UMP) 460.2 Adenylic acid (AMP) 1142.1 AC: A.
Adenylic acid, also known as adenosine monophosphate (AMP), is one of the nucleotides that make up the molecular chains of nucleic acids.
The polyribonucleotides can be made of inosinic acid (poly I), cytidilic acid (poly C), adenylic acid (poly A) or uridylic acid (poly U).