Deoxyadenosine

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Definition

noun

A purine nucleoside that has adenine bound to a deoxyribose sugar.


Supplement

Deoxyadenosine differs from adenosine by having a deoxyribose sugar moiety.

IUPAC name: (2R,3S,5R)-5-(6-aminopurin-9-yl)-2-(hydroxymethyl)oxolan-3-ol
Molecular formula: C10H13N5O3

Synonyms:

  • Adenine deoxyribose
  • Adenyldeoxyriboside
  • Adenine deoxy nucleoside
  • Adenine deoxyribonucleoside.

Compare: adenosine.
See also: nucleoside.

Related terms: deoxyadenosine monophosphate.