Excerpts from Bender, Arnold E. 1990. Dictionary of Nutrition and Food Technology. Butterworths, Boston.
End-product of nitrogen metabolism in birds and reptiles and of purine metabolism in man and the anthropoid apes. Other mammals posses the enzyme uricase, which converts the uric acid to allantoin.

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Updated: Tuesday, July 3, 2012.