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Any of a group of alkaloids, that include caffeine, theophylline, and theobromine as well as the parent compound, a precursor of uric acid found in many organs of the body
{i} nitrogenous compound found in plant and animal tissues (Botany, Chemistry)
A white microcrystalline nitrogenous compound, C5H4O2N4, present in muscle tissue, in the liver, spleen, pancreas, and other organs, and also in urine (in small quantities) and some urinary calculi, and in the juices of certain plants; so called because it leaves a yellow residue when evaporated to dryness with nitric acid
crystalline oxidation product of the metabolism of nucleoproteins; precursor of uric acid; found in many organs and in urine
Xanthine is closely related to uric acid
xanthine oxidase
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