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Salvage pathway


noun, plural: salvage pathways

(biochemistry) A recycling biochemical pathway where a salvaged intermediate from degradative pathway is used to be converted back into being a complex biomolecule.


Salvage pathways are important especially in organs that cannot carry out de novo synthesis.

An example of this pathway is salvaged bases and nucleosides formed from the degradation of RNA and DNA, which are used and converted back into nucleotides.

Compare: de novo synthesis

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Generation of DNA nucleotides

Wanted to add that I think the liver is for the salvage pathway, or the primary processing of ingested DNA/RNA. In your first link, the article said that ...

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by kolean
Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:01 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Generation of DNA nucleotides
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de novo and salvage pathways of nucleotides

In nucleotide biosynthesis are pyrimidines synthesized only by de novo pathways and purines synthesized only by salvage pathways or can they both be synthesized by either pathway? I think the first part ...

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by virlomi_stone
Thu Mar 23, 2006 7:40 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: de novo and salvage pathways of nucleotides
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