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Positions labeled in ATP and GTP during purine biosynthesis

Purine biosynthesis is allowed to take place in the presence of [N15]aspartate, and the newly synthesized GTP and ATP are isolated. What positions are labeled in the two nucleotides?

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There are four different important ribonucleotides and four important deoxyribonucleotides that are generated by our bodies. These can be divided into two classes: purines and pyrimidines. The two purines, found both in ribonucleotides and deoxyribonucleotides, ...

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This solution provides information on positions labeled in ATP and GTP during purine biosynthesis when the synthesis was allowed to take place in the presence of [N15] aspartate.

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