Introduction: Purines and uric acid. Purines are nitrogenous bases of DNA. It is a heterocyclic aromatic compound consisting of two fused rings. Basic purine’s structure consists of nine atoms. It has involved in the catabolism of uric acid.
Catabolism is the chemical breakdown of a substance. Break down of purines produce uric acid and has been found in some drinks and food. Uric acid dissolves in blood and travels to the kidney for purification.