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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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.
However, as indicated above, the salvage pathway to thymidine nucleotide synthesis is especially important in the preparation for cell division.
Their antiviral effect is dependent on the phosphorylation of viral thymidine kinase.
A DNA substrate containing a thymidine kinase gene fused to a neomycin-resistance gene was stably integrated into cells.
Ganciclovir chemoablation of herpes thymidine kinase suicide gene-modified tumors produces tumor necrosis and induces systemic immune responses.
Methionine synthase inhibition causes folate trapping and a reduction in the amount of folate available for thymidine synthesis as described above.

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