Inosinic acid

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Chemical structure of Inosinic acid

Inosinic acid is a nucleotide present in muscle and other tissues. It is formed by the deamination of AMP and when hydrolysed produces inosine.

Inosinic acid's chemical formula is C10H13N4O8P. Inosinic acid is important in metabolism. It is the ribonucleotide of hypoxanthine and is the first compound formed during the synthesis of purine.

Compounds derived from inosinic acid include purine nucleotides found in nucleic acids such as adenosine triphosphate, which is used to store chemical energy.

Inosinic acid is commonly used as a flavour enhancer in the food services industry.


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