Uridine

Definition

noun

A ribonucleoside that has uracil attached to a ribose ring.


Supplement

It is a white, odorless powder important in carbohydrate metabolism.


IUPAC name: 1-[(2R,3R,4S,5R)-3, 4-dihydroxy-5-(hydroxymethyl)oxolan-2-yl]pyrimidine-2,4-dione
Molecular formula: C9H12N2O6

Synonyms:

  • 1-beta-D-Ribofuranosyluracil
  • Uracil riboside
  • Uracil-1-beta-d-ribofuranoside


Compare: deoxyuridine.
See also: ribonucleoside.

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