biochemistry

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(biochemistry) purine base found in DNA and RNA; pairs with thymine in DNA and with uracil in RNA A , adenine
(biochemistry) a nucleoside that is a structural component of nucleic acids; it is present in all living cells in a combined form as a constituent of DNA and RNA and ADP and ATP and AMP adenosine
(biochemistry) a drug that can combine with a receptor on a cell to produce a physiological reaction agonist
(biochemistry) interference in or inhibition of the physiological action of a chemical substance by another having a similar structure antagonism
someone with special training in biochemistry biochemist
(biochemistry) a waxy transparent material that occurs in the cuticle of plants and consists of highly polymerized esters of fatty acids cutin
(biochemistry) a class of hemoprotein whose principle biological function is electron transfer (especially in cellular respiration) cytochrome
(biochemistry) a long linear polymer found in the nucleus of a cell and formed from nucleotides and shaped like a double helix; associated with the transmission of genetic information deoxyribonucleic acid , desoxyribonucleic acid , DNA
branch of biochemistry dealing with the chemical nature and biological activity of enzymes enzymology
(biochemistry) dissolution or destruction of cells such as blood cells or bacteria lysis
(biochemistry) any of various macromolecules composed of nucleotide chains that are vital constituents of all living cells nucleic acid
(biochemistry) a long linear polymer of nucleotides found in the nucleus but mainly in the cytoplasm of a cell where it is associated with microsomes; it transmits genetic information from DNA to the cytoplasm and controls certain chemical processes in th ribonucleic acid , RNA
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