Description

An N-substituted putrescine that is thymine in which a hydrogen of the methyl group has been replaced by one of the amino groups of putrescine. It replaces about half of the thymine residues in the DNA of bacetriophage phiW-14.

Chemical properties

Chemical formula Net charge Average mass
C9H16N4O2 0 212.249
alpha-putrescinylthymine

Recommended notation

Name α-putrescinylthymine
Abbreviation putThy

Nomenclature

IUPAC SMILES Synonyms
5-{[(4-aminobutyl)amino]methyl}pyrimidine-2,4(1H,3H)-dione N1C=C(C(NC1=O)=O)CNCCCCN
  • 5-(4-aminobutylaminomethyl)uracil
  • putthy
  • n-thyminylputrescine

Nature

Origin Function Functional detail Organisms References
natural hypermodified nucleobase bacteriophage ϕW-14