Deoxyadenosine triphosphate

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Deoxyadenosine triphosphate
Skeletal formula of deoxyadenosine triphosphate
Ball-and-stick model of the deoxyadenosine triphosphate anion
IUPAC name
[[(2R,3S,5R)-5-(6-aminopurin-9-yl)-3-hydroxyoxolan-2-yl]methoxy-hydroxyphosphoryl] phosphono hydrogen phosphate
Other names
dATP, 2'-deoxyadenosine triphosphate
3D model (JSmol)
ECHA InfoCard 100.016.058
Molar mass 491.181623
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Deoxyadenosine triphosphate (dATP) is a nucleotide used in cells for DNA synthesis (or replication), as a substrate of DNA polymerase.[1] Findings have also suggested that dATP can act as an energy-transferring molecule to maintain cell viability.[2]

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  1. ^ Romaniuk, P. J.; Eckstein, F. (1982-07-10). "A study of the mechanism of T4 DNA polymerase with diastereomeric phosphorothioate analogues of deoxyadenosine triphosphate". The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 257 (13): 7684–7688. ISSN 0021-9258. PMID 7045112.
  2. ^ Nakashima, K.; Nakashima, H.; Shimoyama, M. (1991-09-24). "Deoxyadenosine triphosphate acting as an energy-transferring molecule in adenosine deaminase inhibited human erythrocytes". Biochimica et Biophysica Acta. 1094 (3): 257–262. doi:10.1016/0167-4889(91)90084-b. ISSN 0006-3002. PMID 1911876.

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