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Name: Adenine
PubChem Compound ID: 10510933
Description: A purine base and a fundamental unit of ADENINE NUCLEOTIDES.
Molecular formula: C5H5N5
Molecular weight: 140.093 g/mol
Name: Adenine
Name (isomeric): DB00173
Drug Type: small molecule
Description: A purine base and a fundamental unit of ADENINE NUCLEOTIDES.
1H-Purin-6-amine; 6-Aminopurine; Adenin; Adeninimine; Vitamin B4
Brand: Leuco-4, Pedatisectine B
Category: Micronutrient, Dietary supplement
CAS number: 73-24-5
Indication: For nutritional supplementation, also for treating dietary shortage or imbalance
Adenine (sometimes known as vitamin B4) combines with the sugar ribose to form adenosine, which in turn can be bonded with from one to three phosphoric acid units, yielding AMP, ADP and ATP . These adenine derivatives perform important functions in cellular metabolism. Adenine is one of four nitrogenous bases utilized in the synthesis of nucleic ac...
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Mechanism of Action:
Adenine forms adenosine, a nucleoside, when attached to ribose, and deoxyadenosine when attached to deoxyribose, and it forms adenosine triphosphate (ATP), a nucleotide, when three phosphate groups are added to adenosine. Adenosine triphosphate is used in cellular metabolism as one of the basic methods of transferring chemical energy between reacti...
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Affected organisms: Humans and other mammals