Biochemistry is basically a very complicated story of how carbon chains can be reduced, aminated, oxidized, and etc to make you.
Today’s concept map is on Amino Acid Catabolism.
Step 1. Removal of the Amino group.
This is accomplished via Aminotransferases followed up with oxidative Deamination, and then by tossing the NH4 group into the Urea Cycle.
Step 2. Metabolize the carbon chains
There are two types of pathways for this: Glucogenic and Ketogenic.
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