Biosynthesis and Function of Unconjugated Pterins in Mammalian Tissues

  • E. Martin Gál
Part of the Advances in Neurochemistry book series (ANCH, volume 4)


Sometime, somewhere in the very distant biological past, possibly at the time of the primordial “ooze” with the arrival of purine nucleotides, other condensed pyrimidine rings might have also appeared. Of the condensed pyrimidines, the bicyclic nitrogen-containing ring termed pyrimido-(4,5-b)-pyrazine is the central cast of our story. This story is as old as modern science itself.


Tyrosine Hydroxylase Xanthine Oxidase Dihydrofolate Reductase Glyceryl Ether Syrian Golden Hamster 
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  • E. Martin Gál
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  1. 1.Neurochemical Research Laboratories Department of PsychiatryUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA

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