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Molecules 2017, 22(2), 206;

Hyperuricaemia, Xanthine Oxidoreductase and Ribosome‐Inactivating Proteins from Plants: The Contributions of Fiorenzo Stirpe to Frontline Research

Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine‐DIMES, Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Via San Giacomo 14, 40126 Bologna, Italy
These authors contributed equally to this paper.
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Academic Editor: Els Van Damme
Received: 30 December 2016 / Revised: 16 January 2017 / Accepted: 23 January 2017 / Published: 27 January 2017
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The enzymes called ribosome‐inactivating proteins (RIPs) that are able to depurinate nucleic acids and arrest vital cellular functions, including protein synthesis, are still a frontline research field, mostly because of their promising medical applications. The contributions of Stirpe to the development of these studies has been one of the most relevant. After a short biographical introduction, an overview is offered of the main results obtained by his investigations during last 55 years on his main research lines: hyperuricaemia, xanthine oxidoreductase and RIPs. View Full-Text
Keywords: gout; hyperuricaemia; immunotoxins; ribosome‐inactivating proteins; ricin; toxic lectins;  xanthine oxidoreductase gout; hyperuricaemia; immunotoxins; ribosome‐inactivating proteins; ricin; toxic lectins;  xanthine oxidoreductase
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Bolognesi, A.; Bortolotti, M.; Battelli, M.G.; Polito, L. Hyperuricaemia, Xanthine Oxidoreductase and Ribosome‐Inactivating Proteins from Plants: The Contributions of Fiorenzo Stirpe to Frontline Research. Molecules 2017, 22, 206.

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