Guanosine

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guanosine

[′gwän·ə‚sēn]
(biochemistry)
C10H13O5N5 Guanine riboside, a nucleoside composed of guanine and ribose. Also known as vernine.
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Guanosine

 

the nucleoside consisting of the carbohydrate ribose and the nitrogen base guanine. Colorless crystals. Molecular weight, 283.26 and melting point. 235° C. Free guanosine is an intermediate product of metabolism. It is a component of nucleic acids and biologically active guanyl nucleotides, GMP, GDP. and GTP. GTP (guanosine triphosphate), an energy-rich phosphorus compound, is a coenzyme of some reactions, such as the amination of inosinic acid and the transference of amino acids to ribosomes during the biosynthesis of protein.

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