adenine


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ad·e·nine

 (ăd′n-ēn′, -ĭn)
n. Abbr. A
A purine base, C5H5N5, that is the constituent involved in base pairing with thymine in DNA and with uracil in RNA.

adenine

(ˈædənɪn; -ˌniːn; -ˌnaɪn)
n
(Biochemistry) a purine base present in tissues of all living organisms as a constituent of the nucleic acids DNA and RNA and of certain coenzymes; 6-aminopurine. Formula: C5H5N5; melting pt: 360–365°C

ad•e•nine

(ˈæd n ɪn, -ˌin, -ˌaɪn)

n.
a purine base, C5H5N5, one of the fundamental components of nucleic acids, forming a base pair with thymine in DNA and pairing with uracil in RNA. Symbol: A
[< German Adenin (1885); see adeno-, -ine2]

ad·e·nine

(ăd′n-ēn′)
A base that is a component of DNA and RNA, forming a base pair with thymine in DNA and a base pair with uracil in RNA during transcription.
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Noun1.adenine - (biochemistry) purine base found in DNA and RNAadenine - (biochemistry) purine base found in DNA and RNA; pairs with thymine in DNA and with uracil in RNA
biochemistry - the organic chemistry of compounds and processes occurring in organisms; the effort to understand biology within the context of chemistry
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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An adenine on one strand can line tip its H-bond donors and acceptors with a thymine on the opposite strand, forming a total of 2 H bonds: and a guanine can line up similarly with a cytosine, forming 3 H-bonds.
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This reaction chemically cuts the labeled Salmonella DNA at all adenine and guanine sites in the DNA chain.
Zaikov co-wrote the papers reviewing fields of ozone applications, exploring the role of hydrogen binding in transition metal complex catalysts, and calculating the geometrical and electronic structure of adenine, cytosine, guanine, tymin and uracyl.
The DNA that makes up our genes comprises four " bases" or nucleotides-- cytosine, guanine, adenine and thymine.
At r=1/50, decrease of intensity was observed for the guanine band at 1710(20%), thymine at 1649(37%), adenine at 1610(35%), cytosine at 1492(14%), [PO.
Separation of adenine nucleotides, creatine (Cr) compounds, and other metabolites extracted from biological samples has been a routine task for decades, and a large variety of HPLC procedures have been proposed for performing it (cf.
The channel is found in mammalian neural cells and exhibits a different sensitivity to block by various adenine nucleotides, and is activated by submicromolar [Ca].