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- n. A nucleoside formed by reaction of orotic acid with ribose
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The net result is the formation of a molecule named OMP (orotidine 5′-monophosphate), which in turn is the immediate precursor to UMP (uridine 5′-monophosphate).
Wise EL, Yew WS, Akana J, Gerlt JA, Rayment I (2005) Evolution of enzymatic activities in the orotidine 5′-monophosphate decarboxylase suprafamily: structural basis for catalytic promiscuity in wild-type and designed mutants of 3-keto-L-gulonate 6-phosphate decarboxylase.