Meaning of guanosine in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɡwɑːnəsiːn/


mass nounBiochemistry
  • A compound consisting of guanine combined with ribose, present in all living tissue in combined form as nucleotides.

    ‘Standards (adenosine, cytidine, guanosine, pseudouridine, and uridine) were used to determine the optimal gradient conditions for separation.’
    • ‘Since guanosine is not converted to adenine nucleotides in flies, guanosine must somehow act indirectly, perhaps through a mechanism for balancing nucleotide pools.’
    • ‘This clearly indicates that the stems are primarily stabilized by the quartet-cation interactions, which are very similar for inosine and guanosine due to close similarity in their electronic structures.’
    • ‘Inosine is read as guanosine during translation and may alter the amino acid sequence of the encoded protein.’
    • ‘It is a methyl guanine which fools the virus into ‘thinking’ it is a cyclic sugar guanosine it needs for growth.’


Early 20th century from guanine, with the insertion of -ose.