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Purines, Pyrimidines and Nucleic Acid Metabolism

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Carbamoyl phosphate is involved in the synthesis of:



A Purine and uric acid

B Purine and pyrimidine

C Purine and urea

D Pyrimidine and urea

Ans. D Pyrimidine and urea

Carbamoyl phosphate is synthesized in:

a. Mitochondrial matrix by carbamoyl phosphate synthetase I for urea synthesis.

b. Cytosol by carbamoyl phosphate synthetase II for pyrimidine synthesis.

The carbon of urea and pyrimidine is derived from carbamoyl phosphate.

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