What does CTP mean in British Medicine?
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What does CTP mean?
- Cytidine triphosphate
- Cytidine triphosphate is a pyrimidine nucleoside triphosphate. CTP is a substrate in the synthesis of RNA. CTP is a high-energy molecule equal to ATP, but its role in the organism is more specific than that of ATP. CTP is used as the source of energy, and as a coenzyme in metabolic reactions like the synthesis of glycerophospholipids and glycosylation of proteins. CTP also acts as an inhibitor of the enzyme Aspartate carbamoyltransferase, which is used in pyrimidine biosynthesis.