Define Nucleotide with Functions

Nucleotide: A nucleotide is formed when one molecule of nucleoside unites with one molecule of phosphate.

Adenosine monophosphatc is united with a phosphate to form an adenosine diphosphate.

Again, an adenosine diphosphate being united with one molecule phosphate to form one molecule of adesine triphosphate.

Guanosine tri phosphate (GMP, GNIP+P- GDP, GDP+P- GTP)

Cytidine tri-phosphate (CMP, CMP+P- CDP, CDP+P- CTP)


Functions of Nucleotide:

  1. it creates the main frame work of DNA and RNA.
  2. It plays the key role in protein synthesis, intermediate metabolism, respiration and phospholipids synthesis.