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Definition of the noun purine

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noun - plural: purines

  1. any of several bases that are derivatives of purine
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic words: alkali / base = any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water
    • more specific words:
      • adenine / A = purine base found in DNA and RNA
      • guanine / G = a purine base found in DNA and RNA
  2. a colorless crystalline organic base containing nitrogen; the parent compound of various biologically important substances
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic words: alkali / base = any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water

Alternative definition of the noun purine

noun

  1. [chemistry] Any of a class of organic heterocyclic base containing fused pyrimidine and imidazole rings; they are components of nucleic acids

Explanation

Purine: A purine is a heterocyclic aromatic organic compound. It consists of a pyrimidine ring fused to an imidazole ring. Purines, which include substituted purines and their tautomers, are the most widely occurring nitrogen-containing heterocycle in nature.

  • also known as สารพิวรีน

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Google previewGeneral, Organic, and Biological Chemistry (2016)

by CTI Reviews

purine is a heterocyclic aromatic.

Google previewGhost of the Living and Ghost of the Dead (2004)

by Virginia Black

Nucleic acid would be any of a group of complex acids obtained from the proteins in the cell nucleus, composed of a phosphoric acid radical, carbohydrate, two purines and two pyrimidines; a purine is a white crystalline, compound C5H4N4 ...

Google previewHydrogen Bonding and Transfer in the Excited State (2011)

by Ke-Li Han, Guang-Jiu Zhao

Purine is a molecular skeletal building block of the nucleic acid bases adenine and guanine. Histidine is a naturally occurring amino acid and imidazole can be found in its side chain. lmidazole is, for example, also an important ligand towards ...

Google previewProgress in Heterocyclic Chemistry (2009)

by Gordon W. Gribble, J. Joule

INTRODUCTION Purine is a bicyclic, 5:6-fused, aromatic, heterocyclic compound with a 5-membered imidazole ring fused to a 6-membered pyrimidine ring <B- 80MI1>;. Although purine itself has never been found in nature, substituted purines ...

Google previewSaunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-PN® Examination (2012)

by Linda Anne Silvestri

Purine is a precursor of uric acid, which forms stones and crystals b. Foods to restrict include anchovies, herring, mackerel, sardines, scallops, glandular meats, gravies, meat extracts, wild game, goose, and sweetbreads Q. High-iron diet 1.

Google previewEssential Cell Biology (2016)

by CTI Reviews

A purine is a heterocyclic aromatic organic compound. It consists of a pyrimidine ring fused to an imidazole ring. Purines ...

Google previewLet's Propagate! (2012)

A Plant Propagation Manual for Australia by Angus Stewart

Benzyl amino purine is the most commonly used cytokinin, at concentrations between 100 and 1000 ppm (0.1 to 1 gram per litre), with the powder being dissolved in a small amount of dilute hydrochloric acid and then made up to volume with ...

Google previewLewin's Cells (2011)

by Lynne Cassimeris, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute George Plopper, George Plopper, Vishwanath R. Lingappa

A purine is a heterocycle with a five- membered imidizole ring fused to a six member pyrimidine ring that is the parent ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Microbiology (2009)

Purine and Pyrimidine Salvage Purines and Pyrimidines from the Environment Several microorganisms are known ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Food Microbiology (2014)

by Carl A. Batt

Purine and pyrimidine nucleotides are the building blocks used in the biosynthesis of nucleic acids. They are also required in several functions within the cell: phosphorylation agents (e.g., ATP), constituents of several coenzymes such as ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Parasitology: A-M (2008)

by Heinz Mehlhorn, Horst Aspöck

Nucleotides The absence of the ability of protozoan parasites to synthesize purine nucleotides de novo implies that...

The preferred purine sources and the mechanisms of entry for these substances have been examined only in a few species.

Google previewMosby's Medical Dictionary (2013)

by Mosby

purine lpyfi'renl [L, purus, pure, urina, urine], any one of a large group ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2012)

by Mosby, Inc

purine /pyoo′rēn/ [L, purus, pure, urina, urine], any one of a large group of nitrogenous compounds. Purines are produced as end products in the digestion of certain proteins in the diet, but some are ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Chemical Terms (1920)

by James Fitton Couch

Purine. A nitrogenous cyclic compound, the parent of several important bases, uric acid, ...

Google previewBailliere's Nurses' Dictionary - E-Book (2014)

for Nurses and Healthcare Workers by Barbara F. Weller

purine a heterocyclic compound that is the nucleus of the ...

Google previewMosby's Dental Dictionary (2007)

by Elsevier, Mosby

n a purine present in the muscles and other tissues, formed during purine catabolism by deamination of adenine. hypoxanthine phosphoribosyltransferase (hı ̄′po ̄zan′the ̄n fos′foˆrı ̄′bo ̄sil′ transfra ̄s′), n an ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2009)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

purine nucleotide. thymine. Increased risk of cardiovascular haem synthesis) disease Cobalamin Protein. 'at. and ...

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Scrabble value of P3U1R1I1N1E1

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