NUCLEOSIDES - LABORATORY VALUES

nucleosides



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A nucleoside always consists of a nucleic base, which is linked via an N-glycosidic bond with the monosaccharide ribose or deoxyribose. All five nucleobases - the building blocks of DNA and RNA double and single helices - can be enzymatically converted into nucleosides. Some glycosides are physiologically important, such as adenosine, which is the building block of ADP and ATP in the energy metabolism of cells