Purine and Pyrimidine Metabolism

Purine and Pyrimidine Metabolism

by Kevin Ahern, PhD

A thorough review of biochemistry requires a thorough understanding of purine and pyrimidine metabolism. Learn with Lecturio! We will teach you everything you need to know about the function and metabolism of the bases adenine, thymine, guanine, cytosine, and don’t forget uracil. In this series we will cover important topics such as:

  • Nucleotide Metabolism: Introduction and de novo Purine Metabolism
  • Building a Purine Ring and Paths to Guanine and Adenine Nucleotides
  • Purine de novo Metabolism Regulation
  • Pyrimidine de novo Metabolism: ATCase Reaction
  • Pyrimidine de novo Metabolism: OMP Decarboxylase and Synthesis of UTP and CTP
  • Catabolism of Guanine Nucleotides and Adenine Nucleotides

… and this is just the beginning. Learn with Lecturio! Learn with high-yield lectures with some of the best lecturers in the field. We also provide compact and focused lecture reviews and quizzes to customize your learning environment. Study from your computer, tablet or even your cell phone. Impress your instructors and surpass your colleagues on the boards!

Course Details

  • Videos 13
  • Duration 1:14 h
  • Quiz questions 46
  • Concept Pages 4


Your Educators of course Purine and Pyrimidine Metabolism

 Kevin Ahern, PhD

Kevin Ahern, PhD

Dr. Kevin Ahern is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Oklahoma State University (OSU), USA.
He obtained his PhD in Biochemistry from Oregon State University. Currently, he teaches courses for health sciences students at OSU.
He is co-author of three Open Educational electronic textbooks on Biochemistry and a Guide to Getting Into Medical School.
Due to his achievements, he earned OSU’s highest teaching recognition, the Elizabeth P. Ritchie Distinguished Professor Award in 2017.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Ahern teaches courses on Biochemistry and on "How to Get into Medical School”.

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Hard to understand
By Daniel D. on 18. March 2021 for Purine and Pyrimidine Metabolism

It was hard to understand It could be better another way to explain the topic

By KARMELIA S. on 06. September 2020 for Pyrimidine de novo Metabolis: OMP Decarboxylase and Synthesis of UTP & CTP

First of all, I like the depth of this lecture and Professor Ahern is clearly very knowledgeable and concise on the the topic being discussed. And I also like due to the fact that this video is clearly a high-yield resource which is very helpful for my upcoming medical exam. However, I believe that this could have been better had the previous cycles preceding the formation of OMP explained as well in order for us the students to be able to get the essence of the information better. That's all I have got to say

Exellent resource for medical students.
By King D. on 02. September 2020 for Paths to Guanine and Adenine Nucleotides

Excellent Lecture from lecturio; I highly recommended for students from medical school. It is an excellent learning platform.

By Ajit P. on 03. August 2020 for Purine and Pyrimidine Metabolism

His explanations are very good. Biochemistry made easy!! He is very good in teaching.