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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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He determined the quantity of each present and by 1948 was able to demonstrate than, in nucleic acids generally, the number of guanine units was equal to the number of cytosine units, and the number of adenine units was equal to the number of thymine units.
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Researchers determined that the compound was more effective than niacin and nicotinamide at increasing beneficial nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) and sirtuin enzymes associated with longevity.
A" stands for adenine, paired with "T" for thymine; and "C" represents cysteine, paired with "G" for guanine.
BCX5191 is a novel adenine nucleoside analogue which targets viral RNA polymerase for the potential treatment of hepatitis C.
Co-enzyme A is made out of adenine triphosphate and pantothenic acid.
NR is also a precursor to nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD), which is elevated by a calorie restricted diet.
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As part of an ongoing project to identify other proteins which may be affected by TOR or to affect TOR itself, we examined the adenine nucleotide translocator (ANT), a mitochondrial transporter that moves ADP and ATP across the inner mitochondrial membrane.