All ADA-philes probably should be informed about the existence of an important human gene called ADA.


The gene “encodes adenosine deaminase, an enzyme that catalyzes the irreversible deamination of adenosine and deoxyadenosine in the purine catabolic pathway”. 


This enigmatic phrase means a very serious genetic disease if a gene is defective (SCID, severe combined immunodeficiency).


The phrase somehow has a vivid visual and acoustic strength, with its sculptural DEA – SINE [pronounced “ZEEN”] - ZY - YZE – DEOXY –, leading by the end to an expanded “pure Cathay”. Probably an illusion, often found in technical languages, understood only by those who practice a certain trade.


More (very technical) information is at:



Victor Fet


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