Nucleoside-2',3'-cyclic-phosphate esters are intermediates in the ribonuclease-catalyzed hydrolysis of ribonucleic acids, and are themselves substrates for ribonuclease. Nucleoside-2',3'-cyclic monophosphates are studied as model substrates for kinetic analyses of various ribonucleases.
Evidence started to emerge recently that nucleoside-2',3'-cyclic monophosphates might also play important roles in regulating biological processes.
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