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 0 149.15348
6-methylaminopurine

Recommended notation

Name 6-methyladenine
Abbreviation 6mA
Symbol a

Nomenclature

IUPAC SMILES InChI InChIKey Synonyms
N-methyl-9H-purin-6-amine CNc1ncnc2[nH]cnc12 InChI=1S/C6H7N5/c1-7-5-4-6(10-2-8-4)11-3-9-5/h2-3H,1H3,(H2,7,8,9,10,11) CKOMXBHMKXXTNW-UHFFFAOYSA-N
  • 6-methyladenine
  • n6-methyladenine
  • 6-map
  • n6-monomethyladenine

Mapping techniques

Method Method detail Resolution
Qualifier
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