Deoxythymidine

Revision as of 22:47, 7 November 2008 by Honee_v (Talk | contribs) (definition and internal links)

(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)

Definition

noun

A pyrimidine nucleoside that has thymine bound to a deoxyribose sugar.


Supplement

Deoxythymidine when phosphorylated forms thymine nucleotide that pairs with adenine nucleotide in a DNA molecule. Since thymine nucleotides are precursors of DNA, not RNA, deoxythymidine is simply called thymidine.


IUPAC name: 1-[(2R,4S, 5R)-4-hydroxy-5-(hydroxymethyl)oxolan-2-yl]-5-methylpyrimidine-2,4-dione
Molecular formula: C10H14N2O5

Synonyms:

See also: nucleoside.

Retrieved from "http://www.biology-online.org/bodict/index.php?title=Deoxythymidine&oldid=95047"
First | Previous (Deoxyribose) | Next (Deoxyuridine) | Last
Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page.