Adenosine (symbol A or Ado) is an organic compound that occurs widely in nature in the form of diverse derivatives. The molecule consists of an adenine attached to a ribose via a β-N9-glycosidic bond. Adenosine is one of four nucleoside building blocks to DNA and RNA, which are essential for all life. Its derivatives include the energy carriers adenosine mono-, di-, and triphosphate, also known as AMP/ADP/ATP.
Cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) is pervasive in signal transduction. Ade...
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