Hypoxanthine Transport in Human Erythrocytes

  • Costantino Salerno
  • Alessandro Giacomello
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 122B)


De novo synthesis of purines does not appear to take place in mature human erythrocytes because the enzymes for the pathway are absent1. Therefore purine bases should be normally have to be supplied exogenously to erythrocytes.


Human Erythrocyte Radioactive Material Purine Nucleotide Purine Base Hypoxanthine Phosphoribosyltransferase 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Costantino Salerno
    • 1
  • Alessandro Giacomello
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituti di Reumatologia e di Chimica BiologicaUniversità di Roma e Centro di Biologia Molecolare del C.N.R.RomaItalia

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