Deoxyadenosine monophosphate (dAMP)

dAMP is one of the four nucleotides in DNA. A very close relative, AMP, is the major transporter of energy in the cell.

The phosphate is the large orange atom, with three red oxygen atoms attached. The ribose, a five membered ring, four black carbons and a red oxygen, is linked to the phosphate. Rotate the molecule to confirm that the ribose is not a flat ring. The adenine base, a joined five and a six membered ring, are attached to the deoxyribose by a C-N glycosidic bond. Rotate the molecule to confirm that the base is planar .

Clicking at the edge of the applet frame will rotate the molecule down in that direction.

Clicking toward the center of the frame will rotate the molecule in the same direction, but at a slower rate.

Clicking in the "zoom In" button will bring the viewer closer, while the "zoom Out" button takes the viewer out from the molecule.

The color scheme for the atoms is standard, except that carbon is black, instead of gray, and hydrogen is dark gray instead of light gray.

The structure of dAMP seen here is the one seen in DNA. Rotation is possible around several bonds, and the deoxyribose ring can form several structures. Thus, free in solution, dAMP will alternate between many possible forms.