What is a thymidine?

What is a thymidine? Here are some definitions.

Noun
  1. (biochemistry) The nucleoside consisting of a combination of deoxyribose and thymine
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Methionine synthase inhibition causes folate trapping and a reduction in the amount of folate available for thymidine synthesis as described above.
Comparison of MTT colorimetric assay and tritiated thymidine uptake for lymphocyte proliferation assays using chicken splenocytes.
Bacterial production was measured by uptake of tritiated thymidine.
However, as indicated above, the salvage pathway to thymidine nucleotide synthesis is especially important in the preparation for cell division.
We also can test for thymidine kinase levels, which go up significantly when there is a rapid amount of cell division, a hallmark of cancer's growth.
Ganciclovir chemoablation of herpes thymidine kinase suicide gene-modified tumors produces tumor necrosis and induces systemic immune responses.

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