Meaning of uridine in English:


Pronunciation /ˈjʊərɪdiːn/


mass nounBiochemistry
  • A compound formed by partial hydrolysis of RNA. It is a nucleoside containing uracil linked to ribose.

    ‘The nucleotide uridine is never found in DNA and thymine is almost exclusively found in DNA.’
    • ‘These studies show that sucrose breakdown and starch synthesis are restricted by the levels of adenine and uridine nucleotide cofactors.’
    • ‘Arginine, uridine, and uracil were added as needed.’
    • ‘In addition, uridine influences the levels of neurotransmitters such as dopamine and norphinephrine.’
    • ‘Cells were allowed to recover in two different media selective for respiratory function: a medium rich in glucose but lacking uridine, and a more stringent one in which glucose was substituted with galactose as a carbon source.’


Early 20th century from ur(acil)+ -ide+ -ine.