proflavine


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proflavine

a constituent of acriflavine, C13H11N3, used as a topical and urinary antiseptic in the form of the hemisulfate salt.
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The researchers compared the effectiveness of NVC-422 with chlorhexidine, pentamidine and proflavine against S.
To test that hypothesis, Hud and his team selected as their midwife a small molecule called proflavine.
When the researchers added small amounts of proflavine to a test tube containing snippets made up of a few nucleotides, the nucleotides assembled into DNA at a rate 1,000 rimes as fast as that in the absence of proflavine.
Researchers suspect that small molecules like proflavine were widespread on early Earth.
Hud says that he chose to work with proflavine because it has a flat structure that resembles the structure of two nucleotides joined together as they are in DNA's rungs.