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gua·nine

 (gwä′nēn′)
n. Abbr. G
A purine base, C5H5ON5, that is an essential constituent of both RNA and DNA.

[From guano, in which it is found.]

guanine

(ˈɡwɑːniːn; ˈɡuːəˌniːn)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a white almost insoluble compound: one of the purine bases in nucleic acids. Formula: C5H5N5O
[C19: from guano + -ine2]

gua•nine

(ˈgwɑ nin)

n.
a purine base, C5H5N5O, that is a fundamental constituent of DNA and RNA, in which it forms base pairs with cytosine. Symbol: G Compare guanosine.
[1845–55; guan (o) + -ine2]

gua·nine

(gwä′nēn′)
A base that is a component of DNA and RNA, forming a base pair with cytosine.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.guanine - a purine base found in DNA and RNA; pairs with cytosine
purine - any of several bases that are derivatives of purine
deoxyribonucleic acid, desoxyribonucleic acid, DNA - (biochemistry) a long linear polymer found in the nucleus of a cell and formed from nucleotides and shaped like a double helix; associated with the transmission of genetic information; "DNA is the king of molecules"
ribonucleic acid, RNA - (biochemistry) a long linear polymer of nucleotides found in the nucleus but mainly in the cytoplasm of a cell where it is associated with microsomes; it transmits genetic information from DNA to the cytoplasm and controls certain chemical processes in the cell; "ribonucleic acid is the genetic material of some viruses"
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Guanin
guanina

gua·nine

n. guanine, constituyente de DNA y RNA.
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Inosine monophosphate dehydrogenase (IMPDH) [3] is the rate-limiting enzyme in de novo synthesis of guanine nucleotides.
IMPDH2 is highly upregulated in many malignancies, including hematologic cancers, and is required for the de novo production of guanine nucleotides.
3]H]-8-OH-DPAT binding to membranes of different brain regions has revealed different sensitivity to metal ions and guanine nucleotides [10, 11].

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