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What does U stand for?

U stands for Uracil

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Among these, the following changes were recorded: phosphorylation, fluorophores (type TaqMan), uracil, LNA, 5mdC, 5hmdC, 8 oxoG.
The enzyme, called APOBEC3A, transformed cytosine, one of the four main bases in DNA that make up the genetic code, into a rarer form called uracil.
Better but not pricier Although proprietary, patented OBS chemistry is based on uracil, which is naturally present in the human body as one of the four building blocks of RNA nucleic acids.
6]A37) changes the anticodon stem loop structure such that uracil 34 flips around, leaving only two remaining uracil bases to interact with the messenger RNA codon.