Definition of guanosine in English:


Line breaks: guano|sine
Pronunciation: /ˈgwɑːnəsiːn


[mass noun] Biochemistry
  • A compound consisting of guanine combined with ribose, present in all living tissue in combined form as nucleotides.
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    • Standards (adenosine, cytidine, guanosine, pseudouridine, and uridine) were used to determine the optimal gradient conditions for separation.
    • Since guanosine is not converted to adenine nucleotides in flies, guanosine must somehow act indirectly, perhaps through a mechanism for balancing nucleotide pools.
    • This clearly indicates that the stems are primarily stabilized by the quartet-cation interactions, which are very similar for inosine and guanosine due to close similarity in their electronic structures.


early 20th century: from guanine, with the insertion of -ose2.

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