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Adenosinetriphosphate (ATP; synonym: аденилпирофосфат, adenosine triphosphoric acid, adenilpirofosforny acid – устар.) – trifosforny ether of adenosine. Contains a ribose, adenine and three rests of phosphoric acid. Adenosinetriphosphate is the universal accumulator of energy in live organisms and substrate for biosynthesis of nucleic acids.

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