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 47
  • Articles 1


Your Educators of course Purine and Pyrimidine Metabolism

 Kevin Ahern, PhD

Kevin Ahern, PhD

Kevin Ahern received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Oklahoma State University, and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Oregon State University. Currently working as professor of biochemistry and biophysics at Oregon State University, he loves to write poetry and song lyrics. His previous works include “A Limerick a Day For a Year” and “Merry Metabolic and Miscellanic Melodies”. He is also a co-author of the popular biochemistry textbooks, “Biochemistry Free and Easy”.

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Clear and to the point
By nasan A. on 28. March 2019 for Purine de novo Metabolism Regulation

I loved how I understood the bigger picture in the end of the lecture

Clear & understandable
By Lauren B. on 05. September 2018 for Nucleotide Metabolism: Introduction and De novo Purine Metabolism

Thanks for focusing on the "big picture!" The lecturer at my school bogged us down with the details, so it was hard to take in what the most important steps were

High yield
By Joseph A. on 02. August 2018 for Analogs: Adenosine, Deoxycytidine, Guanosine/Deoxyguanosine, Thymidine, Deoxyuridine

Brief, understandable, high yield information explained with illustrative slides by Dr. Ahern

Use this, not that.
By Alex S. on 24. June 2018 for Purine and Pyrimidine Metabolism

This guy deserves a medal. I wish I had a lecturer like this when I was in undergrad (or even now in medical school).