Deoxycytidine diphosphate

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Deoxycytidine diphosphate
Skeletal formula of deoxycytidine diphosphate as an anion (3- charge)
Space-filling model of the deoxycytidine diphosphate molecule as an anion (3- charge)
3D model (JSmol)
MeSH deoxycytidine+diphosphate
Molar mass 387.177
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Deoxycytidine diphosphate is a nucleoside diphosphate. It is related to the common nucleic acid CTP, or cytidine triphosphate, with the -OH (hydroxyl) group on the 2' carbon on the nucleotide's pentose removed (hence the deoxy- part of the name), and with one fewer phosphoryl group than CTP .

2'-deoxycytidine diphosphate is abbreviated as dCDP.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ MeSH term, accessed Dec. 31, 2012

Further reading[edit]

  • Kennedy, Eugene P.; Louise Fencil Borkenhagen; Sylvia Wagner Smith (1959). "Possible Metabolic Functions of Deoxycytidine Diphosphate Choline and Deoxycytidine Diphosphate Ethanolamine". Journal of Biological Chemistry. 234. pp. 1998–2000.
  • Reichard, Peter (1962). "Enzymatic Synthesis of Deoxyribonucleotides: I. FORMATION OF DEOXYCYTIDINE DIPHOSPHATE FROM CYTIDINE DIPHOSPHATE WITH ENZYMES FROM ESCHERICHIA COLI". Journal of Biological Chemistry. 237. pp. 3513–3519..