XDH belongs to the group of molybdenum-containing hydroxylases involved in the oxidative metabolism of purines. The enzyme is a homodimer. This protein can be converted to xanthine oxidase by reversible sulfhydryl oxidation or by irreversible proteolytic modification. Defects in xanthine dehydrogenase cause xanthinuria, may contribute to adult respiratory stress syndrome, and may potentiate influenza infection through an oxygen metabolite-dependent mechanism.
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Protein Aliases: Xanthine dehydrogenase; Xanthine dehydrogenase/oxidase; Xanthine oxidase; Xanthine oxidoreductase; XD; xdh antibody; xdha antibody; XO; XOR; xor antibody
Gene Aliases: XDH; XDHA; XO; XOR