Inosine is a molecule (known as a nucleoside) that is formed when hypoxanthine is attached to a ribose ring (also known as a ribofuranose) via a β-N9-glycosidic bond. This is a very common modified nucleoside found in tRNAs and is essential for proper translation of the genetic code in Wobble base pairs. more...
Inosine is a nucleic acid important for RNA editing. A (Adenine) is converted to I (Inosine), which pairs with G (Guanine).
Inosine is also an intermediate in a chain of purine nucleotides reactions required for muscle movements. It is currently being studied by Boston Life Sciences as a treatment for multiple sclerosis and stroke.
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