Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to ribonucleic acid (RNA) or its derivatives

Etymologies

From ribose + nucleic (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Ochoa's enzyme produces ribonucleic acids from ribonucleotides having twice the ratio of phosphoric acid residues as that contained in ribonucleic acid.

    Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1959 - Presentation Speech

  • In the late 1950s, Jacques Monod and François Jacob, working in Paris, Sydney Brenner and Matthew Meselson at Caltech, and Francis Crick in Cambridge, discovered that the genesis of proteins from genes requires an intermediary step—a molecule called ribonucleic acid, or RNA.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • The substructure of gene products known as ribonucleic acid, or RNA, is evaluated for all known genes in another type of microarray.

    Health News from Medical News Today

  • Privately held Santaris is focused on the development of therapies that target ribonucleic acid, such as the so-called messenger RNA that carry genetic information to direct the creation of proteins.

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  • For the first time, scientists have synthesized RNA enzymes – ribonucleic acid enzymes also known as ribozymes – that can replicate themselves without the help of any proteins or other cellular components.

    2010 February - Telic Thoughts

  • Nobel Prize for discovery of the mechanisms involved in the biological synthesis of ribonucleic acid.

    Otto Meyerhof and the Physiology Institute: the Birth of Modern Biochemistry

  • Chemists such as David Deamer of the University of California, Santa Cruz, have found hints of the RNA (ribonucleic acid, the workhorse molecules of genetic activity in cells) counterpart to the DNA of our genes "self-assembling" in the watery broth that must have covered the early Earth.

    Comet clues buried in Antarctic snow

  • Lin He's research involves a class of small ribonucleic acid, or RNA, that are not transcribed into protein like messenger RNA.

    2009 MacArthur Fellows: Lin He and Beth Shapiro

  • Its focus is to employ naturally occurring substances called short, interfering ribonucleic acid, or siRNA, to block production of disease proteins made by a disease cell's "messenger ribonucleic acid," or mRNA.

    Efforts to Block Gene in Huntington's

  • Messenger ribonucleic assistance of elitek diarrhea and problem of efetozole initials.

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