Description

A 6-alkylaminopurine that is 9H-purin-6-amine substituted by a methyl group at the amino nitrogen.

Chemical properties

Chemical formula Net charge Average mass
C6H7N5 0 149.15330
6-methylaminopurine

Recommended notation

Name 6-methyladenine
Abbreviation 6mA
Symbol a

Nomenclature

IUPAC SMILES Synonyms
N-methyl-9H-purin-6-amine CNc1ncnc2[nH]cnc12
  • 6-methyladenine
  • n6-methyladenine
  • 6-map
  • n6-monomethyladenine

Mapping techniques

Method Method detail Resolution Enrichment or limitation References
SMRT direct detection single-base target sequences
dye-terminator Sanger sequencing direct detection single-base

Nature

Origin Function Functional detail Organisms References
natural epigenetic mark
  • Caenorhabditis elegans
  • Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
  • Clostridium thermoautotrophicum
  • Drosophila melanogaster
  • Escherichia coili