Medical Definition of Dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase
An enzyme in pyrimidine biosynthesis that reacts 5,6-dihydrouracil with NADP+ to form uracil and NADPH; it also acts on dihydrothymine; a deficiency of this enzyme can result in hyperuracil thyminuria.
Synonym: dihydrouracil dehydrogenase.
(05 Mar 2000)
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