Biochemistry - Structure and Properties of Amino Acids - Discussion

Discussion :: Structure and Properties of Amino Acids - Section 1 (Q.No.2)

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What is the end product of leucine metabolism?

[A]. Acetyl-CoA
[B]. Pyruvic acid
[C]. Oxaloacetic acid
[D]. Acetyl carnitine

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

No answer description available for this question.

Geofrey Cosmas said: (May 7, 2013)  
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.

Regina Sanco said: (Sep 24, 2013)  
Actually leucine is a ketogenic amino acid in that the carbon skeleton of leucine is always degraded to Acetyl CoA during leucine metabolism.

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