purine base


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pur·ine base

a purine.

purine base

Etymology: L, purus, pure
any of the purine derivatives found in animal waste products or in nucleic acids. They include hypoxanthine, xanthine, and uric acid (waste products), and adenine and guanine (nucleic acids).

purine base

Any of a group of chemical compounds that have a purine as their base. Such bases include xanthine, hypoxanthine, uric acid, and theobromine.
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These parameters were not affected by the degree of synchronicity, as was seen with the purine base concentrations.
In a mixture of nitrogenated bases, the oxidation peaks of the purine bases are shifted towards less positive potentials in relation to their pure solutions.
7-Deaza purine bases offer a higher ion stability in the analysis of DNA by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry.