uricotelic


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uricotelic

 [u″rĭ-ko-tel´ik]
having uric acid as the chief excretory product of nitrogen metabolism.

u·ri·co·tel·ic

(yūr'i-kō-tel'ik),
Producing uric acid as the chief excretory product of nitrogen metabolism.
[urico- + G. telos, end]

uricotelic

(yo͝or′ĭ-kō-tĕl′ĭk)
adj.
Excreting uric acid as the chief component of nitrogenous waste.

u′ri·co·tel′ism (-kō-tĕl′ĭz′əm, -kŏt′l-) n.

uricotelic

(of animals) excreting uric acid as the end product of the breakdown of amino acids. Such excretion is characteristic of embryonic development in a shell, where waste products must be stored.
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On the other hand, animal byproducts are great sources of creatine, and diets supplemented with these ingredients can be considered Arg-"savers" in the metabolism of uricotelic species.
On the other hand, this enzyme is not well characterized in uricotelic species.
On the other hand, in uricotelic species, this reaction is the only path of endogenous synthesis of Arg, through the catalytic action of argininosuccinate lyase and argininosuccinate synthetase on citrulline.
As uricotelic species do not have the enzyme urate oxidase, which degrades uric acid into allantoin, uric acid can directly act as an antioxidant.