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A8626

Sigma-Aldrich

Adenine

≥99%

Synonym(s):
6-Aminopurine, Vitamin B4
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C5H5N5
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
135.13
Beilstein:
5777
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.51

biological source

synthetic

Quality Level

assay

≥99%

form

powder

technique(s)

UV/Vis spectroscopy: suitable

color

white to off-white

mp

>360 °C (lit.)

solubility

0.5 M HCl: soluble 20 mg/mL, Grade III, colorless to faint yellow or tan

storage temp.

room temp

SMILES string

Nc1ncnc2[nH]cnc12

InChI

1S/C5H5N5/c6-4-3-5(9-1-7-3)10-2-8-4/h1-2H,(H3,6,7,8,9,10)

InChI key

GFFGJBXGBJISGV-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Adenine is a purine nucleobase. It is part of DNA, and RNA. Adenine is also a component of cofactors (NAD, FAD) and signaling molecules (cAMP).

Application

Adenine is suitable for use:
  • as a component of boron-deficient media to grow yeast in order to assess whether yeast growth is stimulated by boron
  • as a food supplement for adult rats to investigate the effects of dietary adenine overload
  • as a nucleic acid base supplement in the basal media used to grow anaerobic Bacillus mojavensis and Bacillus subtilis in a study to show that DNA or deoxyribonucleosides are required for the anaerobic growth of these bacteria
  • as an additive to investigate the effects of adenine on CH4 production and on fermentation by ruminal batch cultures from nonlactating Holstein cows
  • as a part of adenine diet in rats in a study to identify blood markers for early stages of adenine-induced chronic kidney disease (CKD)

Packaging

1, 5, 25, 100 g in poly bottle
1 kg in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Adenine is essential for many in vivo and in vitro biochemical processes. Adenine is converted to adenosine with ribose. On phosphorylation, it forms AMP, ADP and ATP. ATP is the energy currency of the cell and is required during cellular metabolism. Adenine is metabolized to is 2,8-dihydroxyadenine, which on accumulation in proximal tubules leads to the induction of chronic kidney disease (CKD) with severe anemia in rats. Adenine based derivatives elicit antiviral functionality against dsDNA viruses and are exploited for generating antiviral scaffolds.

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Danger

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 3 Oral

Storage Class Code

6.1C - Combustible, acute toxic Cat.3 / toxic compounds or compounds which causing chronic effects

WGK

WGK 3

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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