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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A polymeric compound, usually DNA or RNA, consisting of a number of nucleotides.

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  • noun biochemistry A polymeric macromolecule composed of many nucleotides; examples include DNA and RNA


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  • In the current study, UCLA scientists show a new role for a protein called polynucleotide phosphorylase (PNPASE) in regulating the import of RNA into mitochondria.

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  • John J. Kasianowicz et al., “Characterization of individual polynucleotide molecules using a membrane channel,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 93 1996, 13770–13773.

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  • University, who worked at that time on translocation of proteins across the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) membrane, a process that involves cleavage of the leader peptide by signal peptidase, to Jeffrey Roberts in Cornell University who worked on E. coli RecA protein-directed cleavage of phage l repressor and its requirement for polynucleotide, and to Harvey Lodish at the M.I.T. who worked, among other subjects, on processing of viral polyproteins.

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  • “A general function of noncoding polynucleotide sequences”, Molecular Biology Reports.

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  • But years of careful effort to find an enzyme-free polynucleotide system able to undergo replication cycles by sequentially and correctly adding the proper nucleotide to the newly synthesized strand have not yet succeeded 5,6.

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  • “A polynucleotide system based on a ribozyme polymerase able sequentially to add the correct nucleotides and thus copy itself might work.”

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  • Watson and Crick found that certain evidence ex cluded the possibility that the two polynucleotide chains of a DNA molecule are paranemically coiled, that is, are so coiled that they can simply slip into and out of each other.


  • For example, a polynucleotide, which I shall call poly (U, C), having about equal amounts of uracil and cytosine in

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  • Moreover there is preliminary evidence9 which suggests that secondary structure within a polynucleotide inhibits the power to stimulate protein synthesis.

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  • From such work it appears that, with minor reservations, each polynucleotide incorporates a characteristic set of amino acids.

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