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What does XAN stand for?

XAN stands for Xanthine

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In higher organisms, they fall into only two categories: xanthine dehydrogenases are involved in metabolic pathways; sulfite oxidases catalyse a small but important set of reactions involved in brain development.
In this in vitro study kinetic measurements were performed on both an 80% ethanolic (v/v) Olea europaea leaf dry extract (OLE) as well as on nine of its typical phenolic constituents in order to investigate its possible inhibitory effects on xanthine oxidase (XO), an enzyme well known to contribute significantly to this pathological process.
The researchers suspect that allopurinol blocks an enzyme called xanthine oxidase, which in turn reduces the energy used by the heart in each beat.
Fatal Attraction There was this metallo-enzyme known as xanthine oxidase, In the metabolism of purine nucleotides she held a special place; Hypoxanthine and xanthine she would take up with consummate ease, Oxygen and FAD she devoured, uric acid she would release.