uridylic acid


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uridylic acid

(ˌjuːrɪˈdɪlɪk)
n
(Biochemistry) a nucleotide consisting of uracil, ribose, and a phosphate group. It is a constituent of RNA. Also called: uridine monophosphate
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Furthermore, eight minerals and three nucleotides were observed in the following proportions: 77.2[??] K, 21.3[??] Na, 5.8[??] Ca, 16.8[??] Mg, 0.7[??] Fe, 0.6[??] Zn, 0.06[??] Mn, 0.1[??] Cr, 70000 mg/kg guanylic acid (GMP), 460.2 mg/kg uridylic acid (UMP), and 1142.1 mg/kg adenylic acid (AMP) (Table 4).
He made use of the enzyme discovered by Ochoa (see 1955) to form an RNA molecule out of a mixture that consisted of uridylic acid only.
The polyribonucleotides can be made of inosinic acid (poly I), cytidilic acid (poly C), adenylic acid (poly A) or uridylic acid (poly U).