Nucleotide salvage

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R-HSA-8956321
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Homo sapiens
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Nucleosides and free bases generated by RNA and DNA breakdown are converted back to nucleotide monophosphates, allowing them to re-enter the pathways of nucleotide biosynthesis and interconversion. Under normal conditions, DNA turnover is limited and deoxyribonucleotide salvage operates at a correspondingly low level (Watts 1974).

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PubMed ID Title Journal Year
4620886 Molecular variation in relation to purine metabolism

Watts, RW

J Clin Pathol Suppl (R Coll Pathol) 1974
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