ISPE Glossary of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Terminology

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Nucleotide

A nucleoside with one or more phosphate groups linked to the 5’ carbon of the pentose sugar. Ribose-containing nucleosides include ribonucleoside monophosphate (NMP), ribonucleoside diphosphate (NDP), and ribonucleoside triphosphate (NTP). When the nucleoside contains the sugar deoxyribose, the nucleotides are called deoxyribonucleoside mono-, di-, or tri-phosphates (dNMP, dNDP, or dNTP). A building block of DNA and RNA.

Publication Source: Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Publication Date: 1999

See also: Base Pair (bp) DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) RNA (Ribonucleic Acid)

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