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Purine Synthesis in Neuron-Like Cells Investigated

News   Jan 23, 2018 | Original Story from Penn State University

 
Purine Synthesis in Neuron-Like Cells Investigated

The enzyme called FGAMS (red) is expressed in human neuron-like cells, which suggests its involvement in the synthesis of purines, a component of DNA involved in many other cellular and metabolic processes. Using a new method to create synthetic neurons from a readily available cell line, a new study explores the role of FGAMS in creating a multi-enzyme complex called the purinosome, which enables faster production of purines. Credit: Colleen Mangold, Penn State

 
 
 

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