Amino Acid Metabolism
Amino Acid Metabolism

Amino Acid Metabolism

by Kevin Ahern, PhD

Amino acids (AAs) are carbon-based compounds that make up all proteins. Individually, AAs have biological importance. Notable examples include the AA glycine, which also serves as a neurotransmitter. AA can also be repurposed to be part of new proteins or used as substrates for new compounds.

In this course, the student will be introduced to the metabolic processes related to each group of AAs. The urea cycle and metabolism of bilirubin will be discussed as well.

For optimal comprehension, the student will be required to have familiarity with the basic notions of molecular and cellular biology and the biochemistry of proteins.

Course Details

  • Videos 36
  • Duration 3:13 h
  • Quiz questions 120
  • Concept Pages 17


Your Educators of course Amino Acid Metabolism

 Kevin Ahern, PhD

Kevin Ahern, PhD

Dr. Kevin Ahern is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Oregon State University (OSU), USA.
He obtained his PhD in Biochemistry from Oregon State University. Currently, he teaches courses for health sciences students at OSU.
He is co-author of three Open Educational electronic textbooks on Biochemistry and a Guide to Getting Into Medical School.
Due to his achievements, he earned OSU’s highest teaching recognition, the Elizabeth P. Ritchie Distinguished Professor Award in 2017.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Ahern teaches courses on Biochemistry and on "How to Get into Medical School”.

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