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Important precursors for pyrimidine:
The source of nitrogen needed to make nucleotides:
Glutamate and Aspartate (recall roles for Glu in amino acid synthesis and Asp in urea cycle).
Sources of the atoms in the purine rings:
Aspartate, glycine (2 carbons from glycine), formate, CO2, and amide of glutamine.
Specific products of purine synthesis:
Fumarate and lots of ADP
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