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Uric Acid.

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Edited by Kelley William N., Weiner Irwin M.. . 639 pages. Volume 51. of Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology.. Springer-Verlag; , Berlin, Heidelberg, and New York: , 1978.. Price, $159.50.

Ann Intern Med. 1980;93(4):649. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-93-4-649_1
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This volume is designed to fill a void in the broad spectrum of disciplines in which uric acid has attracted the attention of scientists and to present in detail the recent progress in many of these disciplines. There are 27 different authors, leading to considerable variation in quality and some overlapping of discussions, but both are kept to a minimum. Included are detailed chapters on the chemistry and synthesis of uric acid, the regulation of purine nucleotide biosynthesis de novo and by way of salvage enzymes. Discussions of purine nucleotide interconversions and their degradation and inter-relationships of pyrimidine metabolism are


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