purine base


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a purine.

purine base

Etymology: L, purus, pure
any of the purine derivatives found in animal waste products or in nucleic acids. They include hypoxanthine, xanthine, and uric acid (waste products), and adenine and guanine (nucleic acids).

purine base

Any of a group of chemical compounds that have a purine as their base. Such bases include xanthine, hypoxanthine, uric acid, and theobromine.
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Meanwhile, rapidly fermentable energy and protein sources showed higher DM digestibility, VFA production, ammonia-N utilization, and purine base contents, indicating that the availability of energy or the protein source should be also considered as the other important factor for improving rumen fermentation and MPS.
Microbial nitrogen production in growing heifers: direct measurement of duodenal flow of purine bases versus urinary excretion of purine derivatives as estimation procedures.
In a mixture of nitrogenated bases, the oxidation peaks of the purine bases are shifted towards less positive potentials in relation to their pure solutions.
Contribution of dietary nitrogen and purine bases to the duodenal digesta: comparison of duodenal and polyesterbag measurements.