noun[mass noun] Biochemistry
A crystalline nucleoside present in DNA, consisting of thymine linked to deoxyribose.
- Both of these enzymes are involved in thymidine nucleotide biosynthesis.
- However, as indicated above, the salvage pathway to thymidine nucleotide synthesis is especially important in the preparation for cell division.
- For gene therapy based on the introduction of the herpes simplex virus thymidine kinase gene, the bystander effect depends on cell to cell contact and the presence of gap junctions.
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