Definition of Hypoxanthine

1. Noun. (organic compound) A bicyclic heterocycle ''3,7-dihydropurin-6-one'' that is an intermediate in the biosynthesis of uric acid ¹

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Definition of Hypoxanthine

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Medical Definition of Hypoxanthine

1. Purine base present in inosine monophosphate (IMP) from which adenosine monophosphate (AMP) and guanosine monophosphate (GMP) are made. The product of deamination of adenine, 6 hydroxy purine. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hypoxanthine

hypovolaemic shock
hypovolemic shock
hypoxaemia test
hypoxanthine (current term)
hypoxanthine-aminopterin-thymine medium
hypoxanthine-guanine-xanthine phosphoribosyltransferase
hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyl tranferase marker
hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyl transferase
hypoxanthine guanine phosphoribosyltransferase
hypoxanthine oxidase
hypoxanthine phosphoribosyltransferase

Literary usage of Hypoxanthine

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Text-book of the Physiological Chemistry of the Animal Body: Including an by Arthur Gamgee (1893)
"Chittenden believed that he had proved that fibrin does not contain hypoxanthine, by boiling it for long periods with absolute alcohol, and then examining ..."

2. Commercial Organic Analysis by Alfred Henry Allen (1913)
"The presence of hypoxanthine (also adenine, but not guanine and xanthine) leads to the development of a red colour, becoming brown on shaking. Adenine. ..."

3. Elements of Chemistry: Theoretical and Practical by William Allen Miller (1867)
"hypoxanthine has also been found in the thyroid and thymus glands ; and it appears ... hypoxanthine is a white powder, which is nearly insoluble in water, ..."

4. Physiological Chemistry by Karl Gotthelf Lehmann (1855)
"The hypoxanthine may be obtained in a separate state by dissolving the ... Scherer has given it the name of hypoxanthine.—QED] This substance has been found ..."

5. Physiological Chemistry by Karl Gotthelf Lehmann (1855)
"The hypoxanthine may be obtained in a separate state by dissolving the ... Scherer has given it the name of hypoxanthine.—GED] This substance has been found ..."

6. Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Proximate by Alfred Henry Allen, Henry Leffmann, Joseph Merritt Matthews (1896)
"The silver nitrate compound resembles that of hypoxanthine, and in its reaction ... On concentrating the liquid at 100°, brilliant needles of hypoxanthine ..."

7. The Journal of Physiology by Physiological Society (Great Britain). (1880)
"As hypoxanthine is with difficulty soluble in alcohol, a quantity of fibrine ... The first water extract contained no hypoxanthine, the second yielded an ..."

8. A Laboratory Manual of Physiological and Pathological Chemistry for Students by Ernst Leopold Salkowski, William Ridgely Orndorff (1904)
"Conversion of the hypoxanthine Silver Nitrate into hypoxanthine. ... hypoxanthine Silver Nitrate. chloride. By thoroughly shaking and gently warming this ..."

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