phosphoribosylpyrophosphate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

phosphoribosyl +‎ pyrophosphate

Noun[edit]

phosphoribosylpyrophosphate (uncountable)

  1. (biochemistry) A pentosephosphate, formed from ribose 5-phosphate by the enzyme ribose-phosphate diphosphokinase, which plays a role in transferring phospho-ribose groups in several reactions.