Definition of Nuclein

1. n. A constituent of the nuclei of all cells. It is a colorless amorphous substance, readily soluble in alkaline fluids and especially characterized by its comparatively large content of phosphorus. It also contains nitrogen and sulphur.

Definition of Nuclein

1. Noun. (biochemistry) A phosphorus-rich protein found in the nucleus of a cell, later specifically nucleohistine or nucleoprotamine; also, any similar compound present in the cell nucleus. (defdate from 19th c.) ¹

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Definition of Nuclein

1. a protein found in nuclei [n -S]

Medical Definition of Nuclein

1. The term used by Friedrich Miescher to describe the nuclear material he discovered in 1869, which today is known as DNA. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nuclein

nucleic acid
nucleic acid base
nucleic acid conformation
nucleic acid denaturation
nucleic acid heteroduplexes
nucleic acid hybridization
nucleic acid precursors
nucleic acid probe
nucleic acid probes
nucleic acid renaturation
nucleic acid synthesis inhibitors
nucleic acids
nuclein (current term)
nucleinic base
nucleocapsid proteins

Literary usage of Nuclein

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1. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1895)
"The latter carry more nuclein to the cells, reinforcing them, and enabling all ... They also, through the power of nuclein, take hold of the micro-organisms ..."

2. The Cell in Development and Inheritance by Edmund Beecher Wilson (1911)
"It is the remarkable substance, nuclein, — which is almost certainly identical with ... The nuclein Series nuclein was first isolated and named by Miescher, ..."

3. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1898)
"nuclein IN A CASE OF MALIGNANT DISEASE, WITH A NOTE ON THE URIC ACID EXCRETION. ... It is as yet, perhaps, too early to say what place nuclein should hold ..."

4. The Principles of Therapeutics by Oliver Thomas Osborne (1921)
"nuclein • This substance does not properly belong to the Part devoted to ... However, preparations containing large amounts of nuclein have been lauded in ..."

5. A Text-book of Alkaloidal Therapeutics by William Francis Waugh, Wallace C. Abbott, Ephraim Menahhem Epstein (1904)
"nuclein can be and often is obtained from the egg, the spleen, ... When administered hypodermically, nuclein promptly produces a rapid increase in the ..."

6. Recent Advances in Physiology and Bio-chemistry by Leonard Hill, Benjamin Moore (1908)
"—the amido-purins which exist in nuclein—directly into uric acid ; and yet, as we have seen above, nuclein undoubtedly is an important mother substance of ..."

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