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Function[change | change source]
In DNA, adenine sticks to thymine with two hydrogen bonds to help in making the nucleic acid structures stronger. In RNA, which is used in the cytoplasm for protein synthesis, adenine sticks to uracil.
History[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Vera Reader (1930). "The assay of vitamin B4". Biochem J. 24 (6): 1827–31..
- Shapiro, Robert (June, 1995). "The prebiotic role of adenine: A critical analysis". Origins of life and evolution of biospheres 25: 83-98. doi:10.1007/BF01581575. http://www.springerlink.com/content/ru56122875200030/.