DHAP -->
dihydroxyacetone phosphate
medical dictionary

This is an intermediate molecule involved in the fourth step of glycolysis. Dihydroxyacetonephosphate is created from fructose 1,6-bisphosphate. In step 5, it is converted into its positional isomer, glyceraldehyde3-phosphate, with the aid of triose-phosphate isomerase.

Acronym: DHAP

(09 Oct 1997)