Biochemistry - Structure and Properties of Amino Acids - Discussion
Discussion Forum : Structure and Properties of Amino Acids - Section 1 (Q.No. 2)
What is the end product of leucine metabolism?
Discussion:3 comments Page 1 of 1.
Agy said: 6 months ago
Can you explain more of the dissociation mechanism?
Regina Sanco said: 1 decade ago
Actually leucine is a ketogenic amino acid in that the carbon skeleton of leucine is always degraded to Acetyl CoA during leucine metabolism.
GEOFREY COSMAS said: 1 decade ago
The leucine whenis metabolised, the amino group is cleaved leading to the formation of Urea, the remaining chain is leading to Acetyl-coa in mitochondria.
Post your comments here: