is a derivative of the common nucleic acid
ATP, or adenosine triphosphate
, in which the -OH (hydroxyl
) group on the 2' carbon on the nucleotide's pentose
has been removed (hence the deoxy- part of the name). Additionally, the diphosphate of the name indicates that one of the phosphoryl
groups of ATP has been removed, most likely by hydrolysis
Deoxyadenosine diphosphate would be abbreviated dADP.