Description

A pyrimidone that is cytosine in which the hydrogen attached to the nitrogen at position 3 is substituted by a methyl group.

Chemical properties

Chemical formula Net charge Average mass
C5H7N3O 0 125.12860
3-methylcytosine

Recommended notation

Name 3-methylcytosine
Abbreviation 3mC

Nomenclature

IUPAC SMILES Synonyms
6-amino-1-methylpyrimidin-2(1H)-one Cn1c(N)ccnc1=O
  • n3-methylcytosine

Nature

Origin Function Functional detail Organisms References
natural damage cytotoxic
  • Escherichia coli
  • Homo sapiens
  • Rattus norvegicus