Xanthine Oxidase and Aldehyde Oxidase in Purine and Purine Analogue Metabolism

  • Thomas A. Krenitsky
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 41A)


Both xanthine oxidase and aldehyde oxidase catalyze the oxidation of clinically useful purines, pteridines, and their analogues in man. In most cases, oxidation leads to inactivation of the drug [1–5].


Substrate Specificity Electron Acceptor Xanthine Oxidase Purine Metabolism Aldehyde Oxidase 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas A. Krenitsky
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  1. 1.Wellcome Research LaboratoriesResearch Triangle ParkUSA

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