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(Science: chemistry molecular biology) a compound produced by the mixing of two or more chemicals. Acomplex that forms when a chemical binds to a biological molecule, such as dna or a protein.

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The theory is that the radical flavonoid (like quercetin) molecule forms a DNA adduct, like mutagenic substances form a DNA adduct and causes DNA to be misread which causes mutation in daughter cells. Radical molecules have the ability to covalently bind to DNA, ...

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by schang1984
Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Please comment this theory, is this theory correct?
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Chloroacetaldehyde forms an adduct across the 1,N6 atoms of adenosine and can do something similar across the 3,N4 atoms of cytosine. When they made these things back in the 1970s and early 1980s, they knew that the modified base had intrinic ...

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by blcr11
Mon Sep 10, 2007 5:03 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: poly(dεA)
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