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5-Methylcytosine MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
5-Methylcytosine
Tree Number(s)
D03.383.742.698.421.500
Unique ID
D044503
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D044503
Scope Note
A methylated nucleotide base found in eukaryotic DNA. In ANIMALS, the DNA METHYLATION of CYTOSINE to form 5-methylcytosine is found primarily in the palindromic sequence CpG. In PLANTS, the methylated sequence is CpNpGp, where N can be any base.
Entry Term(s)
5-Methylcytosine Monohydrochloride
Registry Number
6R795CQT4H
Related Numbers
554-01-8
58366-64-6
Previous Indexing
Cytosine (1970-2003)
Public MeSH Note
2004; 5-METHYLCYTOSINE was indexed under CYTOSINE/AA 1976-2003, under CYTOSINE 1970-1975
History Note
2004; use 5-METHYLCYTOSINE (NM) 1980-2003
Date Established
2004/01/01
Date of Entry
2003/07/09
Revision Date
2016/05/27
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