Definition of uridine in English:


Line breaks: uri|dine
Pronunciation: /ˈjʊərɪdiːn


[mass noun] Biochemistry
  • A compound formed by partial hydrolysis of RNA. It is a nucleoside containing uracil linked to ribose.
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    • The nucleotide uridine is never found in DNA and thymine is almost exclusively found in DNA.
    • These studies show that sucrose breakdown and starch synthesis are restricted by the levels of adenine and uridine nucleotide cofactors.
    • Arginine, uridine, and uracil were added as needed.


early 20th century: from ur(acil) + -ide + -ine4.

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