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Polyphosphate: From Bugs to Brains

  1. David A Sanders,
  2. Barry L Wanner

Published Online: 27 JAN 2006

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0000571



How to Cite

Sanders, D. A. and Wanner, B. L. 2006. Polyphosphate: From Bugs to Brains. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, Indiana, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JAN 2006


PolyP is an ancient and ubiquitous energy-rich molecule that has been shown to have many cellular roles in biology, yet a new fundamental biological role(s) may still await discovery.


  • actin;
  • endopolyphosphatase;
  • exopolyphosphatase;
  • polyP kinase;
  • VTC proteins