Guanosine diphosphate, abbreviated GDP, is a nucleoside diphosphate. It is an ester of pyrophosphoric acid with the nucleoside guanosine. GDP consists of the pyrophosphate group, the pentose sugar ribose, and the nucleobase guanine. GDP is the product of GTP dephosphorylation by GTPases, e.g., the G-proteins that are involved in signal transduction. GDP is converted into GTP with the help of pyruvate kinase and phosphoenolpyruvate.
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A guanine nucleotide containing two phosphate groups esterified to the sugar moiety.
The numerical value of guanosine diphosphate in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of guanosine diphosphate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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