Guanylic Acid

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guanylic acid

[gwə′nil·ik ′as·əd]
A nucleotide composed of guanine, a pentose sugar, and phosphoric acid and formed during the hydrolysis of nucleic acid. Abbreviated GMP. Also known as guanosine monophosphate; guanosine phosphoric acid.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Guanylic Acid


a mononucleotide consisting of a nitrogenous base (guanine), a carbohydrate (D-ribose), and one molecule of phosphoric acid:

Guanylic acid is a part of the composition of ribonucleic acids; their alkaline hydrolysis usually yields guanosine-3-phosphate. It is also present in small amounts as guanosine-5-phosphate in tissues.

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