A physician evaluates a 32-year-old patient for fatigue. The patient is found to have an elevated white blood cell count and an enlarged spleen. A referral to an oncologist results in a diagnosis of chronic myelogenous leukemia. Treatment with hydroxyurea, a ribonucleotide reductase inhibitor is begun. The normal functioning of this enzyme is to do which of the followings ?
a) Converts xanthine to uric acid
b) Converts ribonucleotides to deoxy ribonucleotides
c) Degrades guanine to xanthine
d) Degrades AMP to IMP
e) Converts PRPP to phosphoribosylamine
Figure- Blood film of a patient suffering from Chronic myelogenous leukemia
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