What Hypoxanthine Can Do For Your Research
The Malaria Parasite and Viral Research
Did you know that hypoxanthine is a key component in drug research to battle malaria, as well as other parasites and viruses?
Scientists are working on creating treatments which target HGPRT and thus destroy the parasite’s access to purine, a necessary component in order for it to flourish in a host.
Food and beverage spoilage is still a huge international health safety issue. Measuring hypoxanthine can help avoid consumption of contaminated products!
For example, it can be measured by applying xanthine oxidase to an electrode in meat samples to indicate the level of spoilage.
Biomarker of Body Imbalances
The presence and amount of hypoxanthine in the human body are considered biomarkers for many syndromes and imbalances.
Using a biosensor with xanthine oxidase, one can detect and measure hypoxanthine in the body to diagnose harmful conditions.