Purpose: To review and reinforce your knowledge of the basics of nucleotide metabolism.
- Identify structures of purine and pyrimidine bases
- Recognize the differences between purine and pyrimidine ribo- and deoxyribo-nucleotides and nucleosides
Please note that we are not assuming that you have memorized the chemical structures of all of the compounds shown here but that you have some idea of what the structures are like and the kinds of things that they do in the normal state.
Later you will learn about how alterations in their metabolism cause a variety of diseases.