Reactome: A Curated Pathway Database

Pyrimidine salvage reactions (R-HSA-73614) [Homo sapiens]


In pyrimidine salvage reactions, nucleosides and free bases generated by DNA and RNA breakdown are converted back to nucleotide monophosphates, allowing them to re-enter the pathways of pyrimidine biosynthesis (interconversion).

Additional Information
GO Biological Process pyrimidine nucleoside salvage (0043097)
Literature References
pubMedId Title Journal Year
The Metabolic and Molecular Bases of Inherited Disease, 8th ed 2001