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Term:
xanthine biosynthetic process (GO:0046111)
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Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
adenine biosynthetic process +   
guanine biosynthetic process +   
hypoxanthine biosynthetic process +   
purine nucleobase salvage +   
xanthine biosynthetic process  
The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of xanthine, 2,6-dihydroxypurine, a purine formed in the metabolic breakdown of guanine but not present in nucleic acids.
xanthine catabolic process +   

Synonyms
Exact Synonyms: xanthine anabolism ;   xanthine biosynthesis ;   xanthine formation ;   xanthine synthesis
Definition Sources: GOC:go_curators

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