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Adenine is a nucleobase (a purine derivative). Its derivatives have a variety of roles in biochemistry including cellular respiration, in the form of both the energy-rich adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and the cofactors nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) and flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD). It also has functions in protein synthesis and as a chemical component of DNA and RNA.

The shape of adenine is complementary to either thymine in DNA or uracil in RNA.

adenine.txt · Last modified: 2017/07/24 15:02 by administrador