"Pyrimidine Dimers" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Dimers found in DNA chains damaged by ULTRAVIOLET RAYS. They consist of two adjacent PYRIMIDINE NUCLEOTIDES, usually THYMINE nucleotides, in which the pyrimidine residues are covalently joined by a cyclobutane ring. These dimers block DNA REPLICATION.
- Pyrimidine Dimers
- Dimers, Pyrimidine
- Cyclobutane-Pyrimidine Dimers
- Cyclobutane Pyrimidine Dimers
- Dimers, Cyclobutane-Pyrimidine
- Thymine-Cyclobutane Dimer
- Dimer, Thymine-Cyclobutane
- Thymine Cyclobutane Dimer
- Thymine-Thymine Cyclobutane Dimer
- Cyclobutane Dimer, Thymine-Thymine
- Dimer, Thymine-Thymine Cyclobutane
- Thymine Thymine Cyclobutane Dimer
- Thymine Dimers
- Dimers, Thymine
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