Definition of Xanthine oxidase

1. Noun. (enzyme) A crystallizable flavoprotein enzyme containing iron and molybdenum that promotes the oxidation especially of hypoxanthine and xanthine to uric acid and of many aldehydes to carboxylic acids and that is obtained usually from milk or liver ¹



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Medical Definition of Xanthine oxidase

1. Dehydrogenases involved in conversion of hypoxanthine to xanthine and xanthine to uric acid, as the final catabolism of purines. Deficient in the human disease xanthinuria. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Xanthine Oxidase

xanthene dyes
xanthenes
xanthenic
xanthic
xanthic acid
xanthid
xanthide
xanthidium
xanthidylic acid
xanthin
xanthine
xanthine alkaloids
xanthine bronchodilator
xanthine dehydrogenase
xanthine nucleotide
xanthine oxidase (current term)
xanthine ribonucleoside
xanthines
xanthinine
xanthinol
xanthinol niacinate
xanthins
xanthinuria
xanthiosite
xanthippic
xanthism
xanthitane
xanthite
xanthium
xanthiuria

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