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α-ketoglutarate Family and Glutamine Synthesis Uses Glutamine Synthetase

by Kevin Ahern, PhD
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    The lecture α-ketoglutarate Family and Glutamine Synthesis Uses Glutamine Synthetase by Kevin Ahern, PhD is from the course Amino Acid Metabolism. It contains the following chapters:

    • Glutamate
    • Glutamine Synthesis Uses Glutamine Synthetase
    • Alpha-ketoglutarate Family

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    1. It can donate or accept an amine group in transamination.
    2. Its synthesis occurs when glutamine gains an amine group.
    3. It is an important precursor of aspartate.
    4. It is produced by oxidation of arginine.
    5. None of the above is correct.
    1. an amine group swaps with a carbonyl oxygen
    2. decarboxylation occurs
    3. carboxylation accompanies amine group addition
    4. carbons are exchanged between two molecules
    5. none of the above
    1. None of the answers is correct.
    2. ...α-ketoglutarate and alanine.
    3. ...aspartate and glutamate.
    4. ...aspartate and alanine.
    5. ...asparagine and alanine.
    1. ...scavenges ammonia.
    2. ...releases ammonia.
    3. ...produces ATP.
    4. None of the answers is correct.
    5. ...consumes ATP.
    1. Decarboxylation
    2. All of them are a source of cellular ammonia.
    3. Nitrite reduction
    4. Glutamate oxidation
    5. Amino acid metabolism

    Author of lecture α-ketoglutarate Family and Glutamine Synthesis Uses Glutamine Synthetase

     Kevin Ahern, PhD

    Kevin Ahern, PhD


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