Protein Metabolism

Protein Metabolism

*Catabolism of amino acids via oxidative deamination
*Removes available amino acids from the body, which can interfere with protein synthesis

Oxidative Deamination

*Removal of amine group from an amino acid
*Produces NADH, which enters the electron transport chain. Production of ATP can proceed from there
*Ammonia and keto acid are left behind. Ammonia is either excreted (in urine or sweat) or converted to urea in t


The conversion of keto acid into a nonessential amino acid

What can are some things amino acids can be conerted into?

*Pyruvic acid
*Other intermediates in the Citric Acid Cycle
*Lipids (lipogenesis)