This class holds pathways for the degradation of purines. Nucleotide degradation pathways are responsible for the conversion of the nucleotides to the nucleoside (e.g. adenosine) and free base form (e.g. adenine), and further degradation to compounds that can be catabolized to basic building blocks.
Nucleosides and Nucleotides Degradation
Note: This class is a variant class, i.e. its purpose is to group together a set of variant pathways. Variant pathways are those that accomplish roughly the same biological function, such as degradation of a given starting material, or biosynthesis of an end product. The variant pathways may or may not share any common reactions.
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