Medical Definition of Thymidine kinase

1. Of pyrimidine salvage, catalysing phosphorylation of thymine deoxyriboside to form its 5' phosphate, the nucleotide thymidylate. Animal cells lacking this enzyme can be selected by lethal synthesis, for example by resistance to bromodeoxyuridine and can be used as parentals in somatic hybridisation, since they are unable to grow in HAT medium. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thymidine Kinase

thymic aplasia
thymic arteries
thymic branches of internal thoracic artery
thymic corpuscle
thymic hormone
thymic hypoplasia
thymic lymphopoietic factor
thymic veins
thymically
thymicolymphatic
thymidine
thymidine-diphospho-4-keto-6-deoxyglucose epimerase
thymidine 5'-diphosphate
thymidine 5'-monophosphate
thymidine 5'-triphosphate
thymidine kinase (current term)
thymidine monophosphate
thymidine permease
thymidine phosphorylase
thymidine triphosphate
thymidines
thymidylate
thymidylate synthase
thymidylate synthase-dihydrofolate reductase
thymidylates
thymidylic acid
thymier
thymiest
thymin
thymine

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