guanylic acidmedical dictionary

A major component of ribonucleic acids.

Synonyms: guanine ribonucleotide, guanosine 5'-monophosphate.

Guanylic acid reductase (GMP reductase), an enzyme that catalyses the reaction of GMP with NADPH producing IMP, NH3, and NADP+; a part of the purine salvage pathway.

Guanylic acid synthetase (GMP synthetase), an enzyme catalyzing the reaction of l-glutamine, XMP, and ATP to produce GMP, l-glutamate, AMP, and pyrophosphate; a key step in purine biosynthesis.

Acronym: GMP

Abbreviation: GMP

(05 Mar 2000)