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Pyrimidine Dimers

"Pyrimidine Dimers" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Dimers found in DNA chains damaged by ULTRAVIOLET RAYS. They consist of two adjacent PYRIMIDINE NUCLEOTIDES, usually THYMINE nucleotides, in which the pyrimidine residues are covalently joined by a cyclobutane ring. These dimers block DNA REPLICATION.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Pyrimidine Dimers" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Pyrimidine Dimers" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 15 publications over 10 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 1990 and 2006 and 2007 and 2009 and 2014
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