George S. Mourad
Department of Biology
Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne
IPFW Sigma Xi (Scientific Research Honor Society) Student Research Competition
The purines and pyrimidines are nitrogenous cyclic compounds that take part in several metabolic pathways in living cells including DNA and RNA biosynthesis, production of energy molecules e.g. ATP, and carbohydrate metabolism. Such variable metabolic roles of purines and pyrimidines necessitate transport from one cell compartment to another as well as between cells. This transport mechanism requires membrane transporters.
K. Ann Hunt (2010).
Identification and functional characterization of a cell membrane transporter that contributes to the uptake and recycling of DNA and RNA building blocks in plants.