Biochemistry - Amino Acid Metabolism - Discussion

Discussion :: Amino Acid Metabolism - Section 1 (Q.No.3)

3. 

A glucogenic amino acid is one which is degraded to

[A]. keto-sugars
[B]. either acetyl CoA or acetoacetyl CoA
[C]. pyruvate or citric acid cycle intermediates
[D]. none of the above

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

No answer description available for this question.

Emanuel John said: (Feb 5, 2015)  
Glucogenic amino acids are the one which can be converted to pyruvate during gluconeo genesis pathway.

Robinson said: (Jan 5, 2016)  
Glucogenic amino acid are those that their carbon skeleton is degraded to pyruvate or alpha keto glutarate which is a TCA cycle intermediate.

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