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 the 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! Lear 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 48
  • 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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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).

Awesome Lectures
By Mark A. on 24. March 2018 for Purine and Pyrimidine Metabolism

This guy is on top of his game at a ridiculous speed... I can't complain only if all others know their stuff like him there will be less confusion

By David D. on 01. October 2017 for Catabolism of Guanine & Hypoxanthine and Purine Nucleotide Salvage

Fantastic lecture, just the amount of information I needed to cover and retain the topic.

By Orel G. on 24. June 2017 for Pyrmidine de novo Metabolism: ATCase Reaction

It was very clear and explained well- the subject itself is usually hard to explain