Uracil metabolism--UMP synthesis from orotic acid or uridine and conversion of uracil to beta-alanine: enzymes and cDNAs.

@article{Traut1996UracilMS,
  title={Uracil metabolism--UMP synthesis from orotic acid or uridine and conversion of uracil to beta-alanine: enzymes and cDNAs.},
  author={T. Traut and M. E. Jones},
  journal={Progress in nucleic acid research and molecular biology},
  year={1996},
  volume={53},
  pages={
          1-78
        }
}
  • T. Traut, M. E. Jones
  • Published 1996
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Progress in nucleic acid research and molecular biology
Publisher Summary The importance of maintaining balanced pyrimidine nucleotide metabolism is evident because it has been shown that many biosynthetic pathways are dependent on pyrimidines. Pyrimidine nucleotides are also important for the continued biosynthesis of various macromolecules, such as phospholipids and polysaccharides, for which specific nucleotides are required as cofactors in activating appropriate precursors, as exemplified by CMP-choline and UDP-glucose. Even the conversion of… Expand
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