purine metabolism

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purine metabolism

Metabolism involving nucleic acids, present in nuclei of cells, in which they are combined with proteins to form nucleoproteins. In the breakdown of nucleic acid, uric acid, a nitrogenous waste product, is formed.
See also: metabolism
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Uricase is only one member of the final purine degradation pathway in nonprimate mammals and lower primates that catalyzes the conversion of relatively insoluble uric acid to highly soluble allantoin.
Release of these ROS during purine degradation may peroxidize the cell membrane [36].
Excess purine degradation caused by an imbalance in the supply of adenosine triphosphate in patients with congestive heart failure.