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Nucleobase

Nucleobases known as nitrogenous bases or simply bases, are nitrogen-containing biological compounds that form nucleosides, which in turn are components of nucleotides, with all of these monomers constituting the basic building blocks of nucleic acids. The ability of nucleobases to form base pairs and to stack one upon another leads directly to long-chain helical structures such as ribonucleic acid and deoxyribonucleic acid. Five nucleobases—adenine, guanine and uracil —are called primary or canonical, they function as the fundamental units of the genetic code, with the bases A, G, C, T being found in DNA while A, G, C, U are found in RNA. Thymine and uracil are identical except. Adenine and guanine have a fused-ring skeletal structure derived of purine, hence they are called purine bases; the purine nitrogenous bases are characterized by their single amino group, at the C6 carbon in adenine and C2 in guanine. The simple-ring structure of cytosine and thymine is derived of pyrimidine, so those three bases are called the pyrimidine bases.

Each of the base pairs in a typical double-helix DNA comprises a purine and a pyrimidine: either an A paired with a T or a C paired with a G. These purine-pyrimidine pairs, which are called base complements, connect the two strands of the helix and are compared to the rungs of a ladder; the pairing of purines and pyrimidines may result, in part, from dimensional constraints, as this combination enables a geometry of constant width for the DNA spiral helix. The A-T and C-G pairings function to form double or triple hydrogen bonds between the amine and carbonyl groups on the complementary bases. Nucleobases such as adenine, xanthine, purine, 2,6-diaminopurine, 6,8-diaminopurine may have formed in outer space as well as on earth; the origin of the term base reflects these compounds' chemical properties in acid-base reactions, but those properties are not important for understanding most of the biological functions of nucleobases. At the sides of nucleic acid structure, phosphate molecules successively connect the two sugar-rings of two adjacent nucleotide monomers, thereby creating a long chain biomolecule.

These chain-joins of phosphates with sugars create the "backbone" strands for a single- or double helix biomolecule. In the double helix of DNA, the two strands are oriented chemically in opposite directions, which permits base pairing by providing complementarity between the two bases, and, essential for replication of or transcription of the encoded information found in DNA. DNA and RNA contain other bases that have been modified after the nucleic acid chain has been formed. In DNA, the most common modified base is 5-methylcytosine. In RNA, there are many modified bases, including those contained in the nucleosides pseudouridine, inosine, 7-methylguanosine. Hypoxanthine and xanthine are two of the many bases created through mutagen presence, both of them through deamination. Hypoxanthine is produced from adenine, xanthine from guanine, uracil results from deamination of cytosine; these are examples of modified guanosine. These are examples of modified thymine or uridine. A vast number of nucleobase analogues exist.

The most common applications are used as fluorescent probes, either directly or indirectly, such as aminoallyl nucleotide, which are used to label cRNA or cDNA in microarrays. Several groups are working on alternative "extra" base pairs to extend the genetic code, such as isoguanine and isocytosine or the fluorescent 2-amino-6-purine and pyrrole-2-carbaldehyde. In medicine, several nucleoside analogues are used as antiviral agents; the viral polymerase incorporates these compounds with non-canonical bases. These compounds are activated in the cells by being converted into nucleotides. At least one set of new base pairs has been announced as of May 2014. Nucleoside Nucleotide Nucleic acid notation Nucleic acid sequence Base pairing in DNA Double Helix

Eve Taylor

Eve Taylor was a British talent manager, notable as one of the early female music managers. She managed singers Adam Faith, Sandie Shaw and Val Doonican, composer John Barry, among others, in the 1960s was described in London as "the Queen Bee of Show Business", she was born in London in 1915. Her father, William Henshall, was a well-known show business impresario, her mother, born Evelyn Taylor, was a music hall artiste. During the 1930s, Eve Henshall worked as a foil to comedian Sid Field, credited as "Sue Brett", before becoming part of a comedy and tap-dancing act, she married in 1941, but after the deaths of both her mother and her first husband in the early 1950s, she adopted her mother's maiden name, Eve Taylor, moved into show business management. Together with agent Maurice Press, whom she married in 1958, they set up the talent agency Starcast Ltd. in London. Among their early clients were novelty whistler Des Lane, comedians Mike and Bernie Winters, rock and roll singer Jackie Dennis.

She managed Larry Grayson and is credited with being the source of his catchphrase "shut that door!" as several of her clients revealed that whenever she wanted to discuss money or personal issues with her clients, she would always take them aside and tell them to "shut that door". From 1959 to 1961, Taylor managed the Lana Sisters, who included Mary O'Brien prior to her adoption of the stage name Dusty Springfield, her other management clients included composer John Barry, singers Val Doonican, Jackie Trent, Peter Gordeno, Ready Steady Go! Choreographer Patrick Kerr. Known in the 1960s as the "Queen Bee of Show Business", she is best remembered for her management of singers Adam Faith and Sandie Shaw. Taylor's management of Adam Faith commenced following Faith's introduction to her by John Barry. Taylor changed Faith's image and appearance, believed that Faith should concentrate on acting, rather than singing; when she appreciated that his records were becoming popular, Taylor enhanced popular interest by intimating that Faith would be issuing no more recordings, in favour of concentrating on his acting career.

Taylor's initial relationship with John Barry was used to the benefit of Faith. With the encouragement of Eve Taylor, Adam Faith's successful early records were compositions by John Barry and lyricist Johnny Worth; when Faith began to perform onstage, backed by John Barry's group, The John Barry Seven, he heeded Eve Taylor's advice that he make separate, solo appearances, so that his musical career was not perceived to be tied to that of Barry. In 1961, at the age of twenty-one, Adam Faith signed a ten-year management contract with Eve Taylor, renegotiating previous contracts, signed by his parents; the term of the contract was at Taylor's suggestion. Adam Faith discovered singer Sandie Shaw in 1964 when, at the age of sixteen, Shaw performed with Faith at a charity concert. Faith introduced Shaw to his manager, Eve Taylor Within two weeks, Taylor had obtained a contract for Shaw with Pye Records, had made an agreement with songwriter Chris Andrews to write for Shaw. Sandie Shaw's singles were produced by Eve Taylor, Chris Andrews and Sandie Shaw, with help from Pye Records arranger Ken Woodman.

It was Taylor who persuaded Shaw to enter the Eurovision Song Contest, where she won for Great Britain in 1967, with the song "Puppet on a String". Taylor disclosed to Shaw that, despite Taylor being the manager of both Sandie Shaw and Adam Faith, Adam Faith had been taking a percentage of most of Shaw's earnings and had an interest in most of the publishing rights to her songs. Taylor was responsible for rejecting "It's Not Unusual" to be sung by Sandie Shaw, which instead became the first international hit for Tom Jones; the song was written for Sandie Shaw by Les Reed and Gordon Mills, was rejected by Eve Taylor, based on hearing the demo version, as sung by Tom Jones. Both Shaw and Faith ended their professional relationships with Taylor acrimoniously, both criticised Taylor in TV interviews and in their respective biographies. In the 1997 UK Channel 4 series BritGirls, during the episode focussing on Shaw, Faith described Taylor as "emotionally violent" and said she would threaten to end her client's careers if they did not accept her demands.

Shaw does concede in her autobiography, The World at My Feet, that she was saddened when she learned of Taylor's death after many years without contact. Taylor died in 1983, was buried in what Shaw described as "an uncelebrated plot in a Jewish cemetery in North London"

New Mexico State Road 267

State Road 267 is a 32.389-mile-long state highway in the U. S. state of New Mexico. NM 267's southern terminus is at U. S. Route 70 in Portales, the northern terminus is at US 60 and US 84 just east of the village of Melrose. NM 267 begins at US 70 in Portales. Before leaving the city of Portales it serves the western terminus of NM 236. NM 267 passes through the village of Floyd. After leaving Floyd it serves the eastern terminus of NM 330 the western terminus of NM 236, it crosses from Roosevelt County to Curry County. It ends at US 60 and US 84 just east of the village of Melrose. Created in 1988 during the New Mexico 1988 Highway Renumbering as a former part of NM 88. U. S. Roads portal http://www.steve-riner.com/nmhighways/NM251-300.htm Geographic data related to New Mexico State Road 267 at OpenStreetMap