Agent Name

Uridine 5'-triphosphate

CAS Number

63-39-8

Formula

C9-H15-N2-O15-P3

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

5'-UTP; Uridine 5'-triphosphoric acid; Uridine triphosphate; Uteplex; UTP; Uridine 5'-(tetrahydrogen triphosphate); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Nucleic Acids and Derivatives

Sources/Uses

Pyrimidine analog of adenosine triphosphate (ATP); Used to treat cystic fibrosis; [Merck Index] "Uridine-5'-triphosphate (UTP) is a pyrimidine nucleoside triphosphate, consisting of the organic base uracil linked to the 1' carbon of the ribose sugar, and esterified with tri-phosphoric acid at the 5' position. Its main role is as substrate for the synthesis of RNA during transcription." [Wikipedia]

Comments

A skin and strong eye irritant; Harmful by ingestion; [Ark Pharm MSDS]

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