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Medical Term:

uridylic acid synthase


Definition: a bifunctional enzyme that contains the activities of both orotate phosphoribosyltransferase and orotidine-5'-monophosphate decarboxylase; catalyzes a key step in pyrimidine biosynthesis; a deficiency of this enzyme leads to orotic aciduria.

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