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adenosine monophosphate (AMP)

Adenosine monophosphate (AMP) is a nucleotide involved in energy-generating reactions during cell metabolism. AMP consists of the purine base adenine linked to the sugar D-ribose, which in turn carries a phosphate group. It is formed by the hydrolysis of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) – with the release of energy – catalyzed by enzymes.

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