uridine

noun
uri·​dine | \ ˈyu̇r-ə-ˌdēn How to pronounce uridine (audio) \

Definition of uridine

: a ribonucleoside C9H12N2O6 containing uracil that in the form of phosphate derivatives plays an important role in carbohydrate metabolism

Examples of uridine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the 5 prime uridine residues also happen to be where the SARS-CoV-2 endonuclease cleaves, further restricting the sensing capabilities of MDA5 and OAS1. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 28 Oct. 2021 The genetic code is modified to have artificial components—such as pseudouridine instead of RNA’s usual uridine—so that the immune system doesn’t automatically recognize the vaccine as foreign genetic material and try to destroy it. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 1 May 2020 Researchers see promise in a natural process called pseudouridylation, in which a set of protein and RNA enzymes chemically modify the structure of uridines in mRNA. Sara Reardon, Scientific American, 5 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of uridine

1911, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for uridine

International Scientific Vocabulary ur- entry 1 + -idine

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The first known use of uridine was in 1911

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“Uridine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uridine. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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uridine

noun
uri·​dine | \ ˈyu̇r-ə-ˌdēn How to pronounce uridine (audio) \

Medical Definition of uridine

: a ribonucleoside C9H12N2O6 containing uracil in the form of phosphate derivatives that plays an important role in carbohydrate metabolism

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