Cytidine triphosphate

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Cytidine triphosphate
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CAS number 65-47-4 YesY
PubChem 6176
ChemSpider 19952488 YesY
MeSH Cytidine+triphosphate
IUPHAR ligand 1741
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Molecular formula C9H16N3O14P3
Molar mass 483.156
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Cytidine triphosphate is a pyrimidine nucleoside triphosphate.

CTP is a substrate in the synthesis of RNA.

CTP is a high-energy molecule similar to ATP, but its role as an energy coupler is limited to a much smaller subset of metabolic reactions. CTP is a coenzyme in metabolic reactions like the synthesis of glycerophospholipids and glycosylation of proteins.

CTP acts as an inhibitor of the enzyme Aspartate carbamoyltransferase, which is used in pyrimidine biosynthesis.[1]

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  1. ^ Blackburn, G. Michael. Nucleic Acids in Chemistry and Biology. The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2006, p. 119-120.