phosphoribosylpyrophosphate

noun

phos·​pho·​ri·​bo·​syl·​py·​ro·​phos·​phate ˌfäs-phō-ˌrī-bə-ˌsil-ˌpī-rō-ˈfäs-ˌfāt How to pronounce phosphoribosylpyrophosphate (audio)
: a substance that is formed enzymatically from ATP and the phosphate of ribose and that plays a fundamental role in nucleotide synthesis

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“Phosphoribosylpyrophosphate.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/phosphoribosylpyrophosphate. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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