What biochemical molecules contain pyrimidine rings?
Many biochemical molecules contain pyrimidine rings.
Pyrimidine has the structural formula
A molecule that has a six-membered ring with two N atoms separated by a C atom is a pyrimidine.
Pyrimidines are important building blocks for DNA and RNA. These include thymine, uracil, and cytosine.
Other molecules with pyrimidine rings are
Thiamine or Vitamin B1
Bleomycin, a naturally occurring antibiotic
5-Fluorouracil, an anti-cancer drug
Zidovudine, an anti-HIV medication
Pentothal (an anesthetic)
Trimethoprim, an antibiotic