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Cordycepin



Cordycepin
IUPAC name 9-(3-Deoxy-β-D-ribofuranosyl)adenine
Other names Cordycepine
3'-Deoxyadenosine
Identifiers
CAS number 73-03-3
SMILES O[C@@H]1C[C@@H](CO)O[C@H]1N2C(N=CN=C3N)=C3N=C2
Properties
Molecular formula C10H13N5O3
Molar mass 251.24 g/mol
Melting point

225.5 °C

Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Infobox disclaimer and references

Cordycepin, or 3-deoxyadenosine, is a derivative of the nucleoside adenosine, differing from the latter by the absence of oxygen in the 3' position of its ribose part.

Additional recommended knowledge

It was initially extracted from fungi of genus Cordyceps, but is now produced synthetically.

Being similar to adenosine, some enzymes cannot discriminate between them. Hence it can participate in certain biochemical reactions (for example, be incorporated into an RNA molecule, thus causing the premature termination of its synthesis).

See also

  • Deoxyadenosine

References

    • Siev et al, 1969 [1]
     
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