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The Nucleosides of Human Urine

  • Arnold Mittelman

Abstract

The most common product of the catabolism of nucleic acids is uric acid. Among its precursors are the purine nucleosides adenosine and guanosine present in deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and in ribonucleic acid (RNA). The general outline of the metabolic pathway is illustrated in Fig. 1. The importance of uric acid in a number of neoplastic and non-neoplastic disease states is well known. Our primary concern has been the identification of other nucleic acid metabolites that appear in human urine. Study of their origin, metabolic vicissitudes, and biological significance has been a major activity in our laboratory.

Keywords

Uric Acid Human Urine Ribonucleic Acid Surgical Stress Roswell Park Memorial Institute 
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  • Arnold Mittelman

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