What is a thymidine?

What is a thymidine? Here are some definitions.

  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.
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.
It preferentially hit tumor cells because the researchers had engineered the virus to lack an enzyme called thymidine kinase, which it needs.
Their antiviral effect is dependent on the phosphorylation of viral thymidine kinase.
Bacterial production was measured by uptake of tritiated thymidine.

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