Definition of pseudouridine in English:

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pseudouridine

Pronunciation: /ˌso͞odōˈyo͝orədēn/

noun

Biochemistry
A nucleoside present in transfer RNA and differing from uridine in having the sugar residue attached at a carbon atom instead of nitrogen.
Example sentences
  • A marker of protein breakdown, urinary pseudouridine, was higher in the patients than in the healthy subjects: 25.1 versus 14.0 mmol per mmol creatinine.
  • Excretion of pseudouridine (5-ribosyluracil, PSU), a modified nucleoside indicator of RNA and hence of cellular protein breakdown, is increased in disease states associated with chronic systemic inflammation.
  • PSEUDOURIDINE has occurred in all hitherto analysed biological systems as a component of soluble ribonucleic acid.

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Syllabification: pseu·do·u·ri·dine

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