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Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Informatics

pp 2069-2069

Uric Acid

A degradation product of xanthine and it is excreted in the urine (see Fig. U11). It is secreted in particularly high amounts in hyperuricemic individuals under dominant and polygenic control, as well as in glycogen storage diseases, HPRT deficiency and gout. Birds and reptiles normally excrete high amounts. glycogen storage diseases, gout, HPRT, Lesch-Nyhan syndrome, xanthinuria

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Figure U11.

Uric acid

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