Cytidylate, also known as 5'-cytidylic acid or simply cytidylate, and abbreviated CMP, is a nucleotide that is used as a monomer in RNA. It is an ester of phosphoric acid with the nucleoside cytidine. CMP consists of the phosphate group, the pentose sugar ribose, and the nucleobase cytosine; hence, a ribonucleoside monophosphate. As a substituent it takes the form of the prefix cytidylyl.
1. Cytidine 5′-monophosphate (CMP) is used as a substrate of uridine monophosphate (UMP)/cytidine monophosphate (CMP) kinase (EC 126.96.36.199) to form CDP which upon phosphorylation to CTP supports DNA and RNA biosynthesis.
2. This product is used as raw material intermediates for the production of nucleotide drugs and food additives, such as raw materials for the synthesis of CTP PolyIC ara-c DDC cdp-choline, and mixed with other nucleotides for health care products and food additives (such as baby milk powder).