"Thiobases in Escherchia coli Transfer RNA: 2-Thiocytosine and 5-Methylaminomethyl-2-thiouracil."

Carbon J, David H, Studier MH

Published 1968-09-13 in Science volume 161 .

Pubmed ID: 17812290
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Two new sulfur-containing pyrimidine nucleotides have been isolated from hydrolyzates of Escherichia coli transfer RNA. The structures, 2-thiocytosine and 5-methylaminomethyl-2-thiouracil, have been assigned to the bases as a result of study of ultraviolet and mass spectra. An acid-degradation product, S-methylamino-methyluracil, has been synthesized and is identical to that derived from the natural product.

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