A fluorescent dye that intercalates into DNA helices. Chromosomes stained with quinacrine show typical banding patterns of fluorescence at specific locations, Q bands, that can be used to recognize chromosomes and their abnormalities.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • Quinacrine — Systematic (IUPAC) name (RS) N (6 chloro 2 methoxy acridin 9 yl) N, N diethyl pentane 1,4 diamine Clinical data Trade names …   Wikipedia

  • Quinacrine — Énantiomères de la quinacrine R quinacrine (en haut) et S quinacrine (en bas) Général …   Wikipédia en Français

  • quinacrine — quinacrine. См. кинакрин. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • quinacrine — noun Etymology: quinine + acridine Date: circa 1934 an antimalarial drug derived from acridine and used especially in the form of its dihydrochloride C23H30ClN3O•2HCl•2H2O …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • quinacrine — /kwin euh kreen /, n. Pharm. an alkaloid, C23H30ClN3O, similar in its properties to pamaquine, used in the treatment of malaria. [1930 35; QUIN(INE) + ACR(ID) + INE2] * * * …   Universalium

  • quinacrine — noun A drug with various applications, including as an antimalarial, having the chemical formula CHClNO Syn: atabrine …   Wiktionary

  • quinacrine — quin·a·crine kwin ə .krēn n an antimalarial drug derived from acridine and used esp. in the form of its dihydrochloride C23H30ClN3O·2HCl·2H2O called also mepacrine see ATABRINE …   Medical dictionary

  • quinacrine — kwɪnÉ™krɪːn n. medication used to treat malaria …   English contemporary dictionary

  • quinacrine — [ kwɪnəkri:n, krɪn] noun Medicine a synthetic compound used as an antimalarial drug and to destroy parasitic worms. Origin 1930s: blend of quinine and acridine …   English new terms dictionary

  • quinacrine — quin·a·crine …   English syllables

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