polyadenylic acid
noun Date: 1956 poly(a)

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  • polyadenylic acid — Polynucleotide chain consisting entirely of residues of adenylic acid (ie. the base sequence is AAAA....AAAA). Polyadenylic chains of various lengths are found at the 3 end of most eukaryotic mRNAs, the poly A tail …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • polyadenylic acid — ˌ… noun Etymology: poly + adenylic acid : poly(a) herein * * * /pol ee ad n il ik, pol /, Biochem. a homopolymer of adenylic acid enzymatically added to messenger RNA in eukaryotic cells to inhibit the hydrolytic breakdown of messenger RNA. [1955 …   Useful english dictionary

  • polyadenylic acid — /pol ee ad n il ik, pol /, Biochem. a homopolymer of adenylic acid enzymatically added to messenger RNA in eukaryotic cells to inhibit the hydrolytic breakdown of messenger RNA. [1955 60; POLY + ADENYLIC ACID] * * * …   Universalium

  • polyadenylic acid — poly·ad·e·nyl·ic acid .il ik n POLY(A) * * * poly·ad·e·nyl·ic ac·id (pol″e ad″ə nilґik) a homopolymer composed solely of adenylic acid residues; see also polyadenylate tail, under tail. Abbreviated poly A …   Medical dictionary

  • polyadenylic acid — pol′y•ad•e•nyl′ic ac′id [[t]ˈpɒl iˌæd nˈɪl ɪk, ˌpɒl [/t]] n. lab a segment of nucleotides composed of adenylic acid residues, appearing at the tail end of messenger RNA after transcription and inducing stability: added to DNA fragments in certain …   From formal English to slang

  • polyadenylic acid — noun A polymer of adenylic aid attached to mRNA before transportation to the cytoplasm …   Wiktionary

  • polyadenylic — adjective Of or pertaining to polyadenylic acid or its derivatives …   Wiktionary

  • poly-A — polyadenylic acid …   Medical dictionary

  • poly-A — • polyadenylic acid …   Dictionary of medical acronyms & abbreviations

  • poly(A) — • polyadenylic acid …   Dictionary of medical acronyms & abbreviations

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