Answer to Question #190595 in General Chemistry for Alex

Question #190595

Remdesivir is classified as a prodrug—that is, it is not the active form of the molecule with the indicated mechanism of action. In vivo transformation of this prodrug results in the following bioactive molecule.

  1. What nucleotide does it resemble? How does it resemble your nucleotide of choice?
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2021-05-10T02:30:42-0400

A nucleotide is the basic building block of nucleic acids. ... A nucleotide consists of a sugar molecule (either ribose in RNA or deoxyribose in DNA) attached to a phosphate group and a nitrogen-containing base. The bases used in DNA are adenine (A), cytosine (C), guanine (G), and thymine (T).


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