depurinationmedical dictionary

<biochemistry, molecular biology> The N glycosidic link between purine bases and deoxyribose in DNA has an appreciable rate of spontaneous cleavage in vivo, a lesion that must be enzymically repaired to ensure stability of the genetic information.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(11 Mar 2008)

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