peptide nucleic acid

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PNA

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Noun[edit]

peptide nucleic acid (plural peptide nucleic acids) (abbreviation: PNA)

  1. (biochemistry) A synthetic organic polymer similar to DNA or RNA; the sugar backbone of nucleic acids is replaced by N-(2-aminoethyl)-glycine linked through peptide bonds - considered a possible precursor to RNA

Usage notes[edit]

PNA is not an acid

Derived terms[edit]

  • PNA (abbreviation)

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