Definitions for "Ribose"
A pentose sugar that is a structural component of ribonucleic acid, riboflavin, and other nucleosides and nucleotides.
is a simple sugar that is used in the production of nucleotides; Nucleotides are compounds such as ATP, DNA, and RNA. Ribose is best taken as a supplement, as there is not enough in food to get the effects needed to sustain high energy levels during strenuous exercise. Ribose produces energy required by muscle cells for strength and endurance performance, and fuels all of the metabolic reactions for life itself. University studies show that it helps improve sprint performance and aids in ATP recovery after sprint exercise. It helps manufacture protein, glycogen and nucleic acids (RNA and DNA). In addition ribose helps transfer energy from one compound to another, which is necessary for muscle cells.
The sugar component of RNA. ribosomal RNA (rRNA) The most abundant type of RNA. Together with proteins, it forms the structure of ribosomes that coordinate the sequential coupling of tRNA molecules to the series of mRNA codons. ribosome A cell organelle constructed in the nucleolus, functioning as the site of protein synthesis in the cytoplasm. Consists of rRNA and protein molecules, which make up two subunits. ribozyme An enzymatic RNA molecule that catalyzes reactions during RNA splicing. RNA Abbreviation of ribonucleic acid. RNA polymerase(pul- im-ur-ase) An enzyme that links together the growing chain of ribonucleotides during transcription.