2',3'-dideoxynucleoside triphosphates (ddNTP) and di-2',3'-dideoxynucleoside tetraphosphates (ddNp4ddN) behave differently to the corresponding NTP and Np4N counterparts as substrates of firefly luciferase, dinucleoside tetraphosphatase and phosphodiesterases.

2',3'-Dideoxynucleosides (ddN) and their derivatives are currently used as antiretroviral compounds. Their active agents are the corresponding 2',3'-dideoxynucleoside triphosphates (ddNTPs) generated inside the cell by host kinases. Dinucleoside tetraphosphates (Np4Ns) are molecules of interest in metabolic regulation; their synthesis in vitro can be… CONTINUE READING