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Hypoxanthine Phosphoribosyltransferase

"Hypoxanthine Phosphoribosyltransferase" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

An enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of 5-phosphoribosyl-1-pyrophosphate and hypoxanthine, guanine, or 6-mercaptopurine to the corresponding 5'-mononucleotides and pyrophosphate. The enzyme is important in purine biosynthesis as well as central nervous system functions. Complete lack of enzyme activity is associated with the LESCH-NYHAN SYNDROME, while partial deficiency results in overproduction of uric acid. EC 2.4.2.8.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Hypoxanthine Phosphoribosyltransferase" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Hypoxanthine Phosphoribosyltransferase" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 48 publications over 22 distinct years, with a maximum of 5 publications in 1997 and 2001
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