Adenosine is an organic compound, C H N O, derived from nucleic acids; composed of adenine and a pentose sugar.
a. diphosphate A product of the hydrolysis, and the substrate for the biosynthesis, of adenosine triphosphate.
a. 3′,5′-cyclic monophosphate A mediator of many hormone actions in mammals, acting as an intracellular «second messenger» a. triphosphatase An enzyme, present in muscle tissue, that promotes the splitting off of a phosphate group from adenosine triphosphate.
a. triphosphate Organic compound present in all cells; upon hydrolysis, it yields the energy required by a multitude of biologic processes.