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Chapter 3

Purine Nucleoside Phosphorylase

Purine nucleoside phosphorylase (PNP) catalyzes the reversible phosphorolysis of purine ribonucleosides and 2′-deoxypurine ribonucleosides to the free base, and ribose 1-phosphate or 2′-deoxyribose 1-phosphate, respectively.1–3 PNPs are found in most prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms where the en...

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Print publication date
26 Oct 2007
Copyright year
2007
Print ISBN
978-0-85404-365-1
PDF eISBN
978-1-84755-796-4
From the book series:
RSC Biomolecular Sciences