OBO ID: CHEBI:24853
Term Name: intercalator Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • agente intercalante
  • intercalating agent
  • intercalating agents
  • intercalating ligands
  • intercalators
Definition: A role played by a chemical agent which exhibits the capability of occupying space between DNA base pairs due to particular properties in size, shape and charge. Intercalation of chemical compounds in DNA helix can result in replication errors (shift, mutation) or DNA damages.
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Ontology: Chebi
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