Uricase(redirected from urate oxidase)
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An enzyme present in the liver, spleen, and kidney of most mammals except humans; converts uric acid to allantoin in the presence of gaseous oxygen.
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an oxidoreductase enzyme that catalyzes the oxidation of uric acid to allantoin during the decomposition of purine bases in animals other than primates. Uricase is also found in plants.
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