Cytidine Identifiers CAS number PubChem ChemSpider UNII KEGG MeSH ChEBI ChEMBL Jmol-3D images Image 1 Properties Molecular formula C9H13N3O5 Molar mass 243.22 g mol−1 (what is: /?)
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Dietary sources of cytidine
Dietary sources of cytidine include foods with high RNA (ribonucleic acid) content, such as organ meats, Brewer's yeast, as well as pyrimidine-rich foods such as beer. During digestion, RNA-rich foods are broken-down into ribosyl pyrimidines (cytidine and uridine), which are absorbed intact. In humans, dietary cytidine is converted into uridine,  which is probably the compound behind cytidine's metabolic effects.
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Nucleic acid constituents Nucleobase Nucleoside Nucleotide
Nucleoside diphosphate Nucleoside triphosphate
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