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Adar \A"dar\, n. [Heb. ad["a]r.] The twelfth month of the Hebrew ecclesiastical year, and the sixth of the civil. It corresponded nearly with March. [1913 Webster] ||


n. (context Judaism English) The sixth month of the civil year in the Jewish calendar, after Shevat and before Nisan.


Double-stranded RNA-specific adenosine deaminase is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the ADAR gene (which stands for adenosine deaminase acting on RNA).

Adenosine deaminases acting on RNA (ADAR) are enzymes responsible for binding to double stranded RNA (dsRNA) and converting adenosine (A) to inosine (I) by deamination. ADAR protein is a RNA-binding protein, which functions in RNA-editing through post-transcriptional modification of mRNA transcripts by changing the nucleotide content of the RNA. The conversion from A to I in the RNA disrupt the normal A:U pairing which makes the RNA unstable. Inosine is structurally similar to that of guanine (G) which leads to I to cytosine (C) binding. In RNA I functions the same as G in both translation and replication. Codon changes can arise from editing which may lead to changes in the coding sequences for proteins and their functions. Most editing site are found in noncoding regions of RNA such as untranslated regions (UTRs), Alu elements and long interspersed nuclear element (LINEs). Mutations in this gene have been associated with dyschromatosis symmetrica hereditaria, as well as Aicardi–Goutières syndrome. Alternate transcriptional splice variants, encoding different isoforms, have been characterized.

Adar (disambiguation)

Adar is a month of the Hebrew calendar.

Adar may also refer to:

  • Adar (surname)
  • Adar (Star Wars), a creature in the Star Wars universe
  • `Adar, a village in Yemen
  • Adar, Iran, a village in Iran
  • Adar River in the state of Upper Nile, South Sudan
  • Adar oilfield in South Sudan
  • Atar or Adar, a Middle Persian term for Zoroastrian fire
  • ADAR, a type of Adenosine deaminase acting on RNA
Adar (surname)

Adar is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Jimmy Adar (born 1987), Ugandan middle distance runner
  • Tamar Adar (1939–2008), Israeli writer

Fictional characters:

  • President Adar, character in the original Battlestar Galactica
  • Richard Adar, character in the reimagined Battlestar Galactica

Usage examples of "adar".

The Adar grabbed for it, closed his hand around the hilt, but the Dobro Designate stepped on his wrist, pressing down with nearly enough force to crack bone.

The responsibility of being Adar was overwhelming enough, but becoming the surrogate Prime Designate as well seemed too much.

The mad Designate turned back toward the imagers to look the Adar in the eye.

Hyrillkan guards continued to stare at the Adar as if he were a mortal threat to them.

The disgraced Prime Designate brought three times as many guard kithmen with him as the Adar could possibly have hoped to fight off, especially now that he felt disconnected from the strong foundation of thism.

Now the Adar of the Ildiran Solar Navy was becoming blind and deaf to a comforting foundation he had always taken for granted.

Ildiran Adar crushed the enemy at Qronha 3, sir, and I know what our new rammers are designed to do.

The mere fact that his captors saw no need to restrain him sent an insulting message: Now they considered the Adar of the Solar Navy to be no threat at all.

The Adar felt as if he had gone deaf in his heart and mind, and he struggled to maintain his courage.

The older Adar must have gripped the rails, staring ahead as his warliners hurled themselves against the diamond-hulled hydrogue ships.

He had believed everything was lost, but now that the Mage-Imperator had recaptured the minds and hearts of all the corrupted soldiers, he was confident the Adar could unify them into a single crew again.

To Adar he gave a bow calculated to the station he had measured them to fit, and set the wire basket on the table.

With a firm grip on his shoulder, the emperor of Shan was guiding him through the milling crowd, into the public room where Carina and Adar had set up their aid station.

He gave Adar a little bow of politeness between not-quite equals with the blandly purposeful expression that caused his opponents to seriously underestimate his intelligence.

Then Adar was tilting him onto the bed and he let himself fall into the stiff mattress.