Thymidine triphosphate

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Thymidine triphosphate
Skeletal formula of thymidine triphosphate, 3- negative charge
Space-filling model of the thymidine triphosphate molecule, 4- negative charge
IUPAC name
[(2R,3S,5R)-3-hydroxy-5-(5-methyl-2,4-dioxopyrimidin-1-yl)oxolan-2-yl]methyl (hydroxy-phosphonooxyphosphoryl) hydrogen phosphate
Other names
dTTP, 2'-deoxythymidine triphosphate
3D model (JSmol)
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MeSH thymidine+5'-triphosphate
Molar mass 482.168
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Deoxythymidine triphosphate (dTTP) is one of the four nucleoside triphosphates that are used in the in vivo synthesis of DNA. Unlike the other deoxyribonucleoside triphosphates, thymidine triphosphate does not always contain the "deoxy" prefix in its name.[1] The corresponding ribonucleoside triphosphate is called uridine triphosphate.

It can be used by DNA ligase to create overlapping "sticky ends" so that protruding ends of opened microbial plasmids may be closed up.


  1. ^ Coghill, Anne M.; Garson, Lorrin R., eds. (2006). The ACS style guide: effective communication of scientific information (3rd ed.). Washington, D.C.: American Chemical Society. p. 244. ISBN 978-0-8412-3999-9.