deoxyribonucleotide

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deoxyribonucleotide

[dē¦äk·sē‚rī·bō′nü·klē·ə‚tīd]
(biochemistry)
A nucleotide that contains deoxyribose and is a constituent of deoxyribonucleic acid.
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This hypothesis is tested by incubating deoxyribonucleotides and DNA with UVR-6105 then digesting with phosphodiesterase and phosphatase.
United States Patent 6,143,881, "Hybrid Oligonucleotide Phosphorothioates and Pharmaceutical Composition Thereof," owned by the University of Massachusetts and exclusively licensed to Hybridon, claims hybrid, or mixed backbone, oligonucleotides having at least one phosphorothioate internucleotide linkage, in addition to both deoxyribonucleotides and the 2'-substituted ribonucleotides 2'-methoxy or 2'-alkoxyalkoxy, such as 2'-methoxyethoxy.
The reductive conversion of ribonucleotide to deoxyribonucleotides by ribonucleotide reductase is a particularly critical step in the synthesis of DNA, since deoxyribonucleotides are present in extremely low levels in mammalian cells.
Specificity of the reaction is influenced by the concentration of magnesium, primers, deoxyribonucleotides, target DNA, and Taq DNA polymerase.