Biochemistry - Amino Acid Metabolism

Exercise :: Amino Acid Metabolism - Section 1

  • Amino Acid Metabolism - Section 1
16. 

Transamination is the transfer of an amino

A. acid to a carboxylic acid plus ammonia
B. group from an amino acid to a keto acid
C. acid to a keto acid plus ammonia
D. group from an amino acid to a carboxylic acid

Answer: Option B

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17. 

Lysine is degraded to acetoacetyl CoA and is described as a

A. ketogenic amino acid
B. glucogenic amino acid
C. keto-gluco amino acid
D. none of these

Answer: Option A

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18. 

A ketogenic amino acid is one which degrades to

A. keto-sugars
B. either acetyl CoA or acetoacetyl CoA
C. pyruvate or citric acid cycle intermediates
D. multiple intermediates including pyruvate or citric acid cycle intermediates and acetyl CoA or acetoacetyl CoA

Answer: Option B

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19. 

A best described ketogenic amino acid is

A. lysine
B. tryptophan
C. valine
D. none of these

Answer: Option A

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20. 

A person suffering from phenylketonuria on consumption food containing high phenylalanine may lead to the accumulation of

A. phenylalanine
B. phenylpyruvate
C. tyrosine
D. isoleucine

Answer: Option B

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