Amino Acid Metabolism

Amino Acid Metabolism

by Kevin Ahern, PhD

Don't let amino acid metabolism scare you. There are a ton of terms to learn, but here at Lecturio we work with you to teach you the relevant topics. We use state of the art teaching tactics to help you learn and retain information. Here are some of the important topics covered in this series:

  • Amino Acid Metabolism
  • Glutamine Synthesis via Glutamine Synthetase
  • Proline and Arginine Synthesis
  • Serine Family
  • Cysteine Metabolism
  • Aspartate Family
  • Methionine Metabolism
  • Tryptophan
  • Phenylalanine and Tyrosine
  • Tyrosine as a Precursor of Thyroid Hormones
  • Alanine Metabolism

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Course Details

  • Videos 36
  • Duration 3:13 h
  • Quiz questions 127
  • Articles 9


Your Educators of course Amino Acid Metabolism

 Kevin Ahern, PhD

Kevin Ahern, PhD

Kevin Ahern received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Oklahoma State University, and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Oregon State University. Currently working as professor of biochemistry and biophysics at Oregon State University, he loves to write poetry and song lyrics. His previous works include “A Limerick a Day For a Year” and “Merry Metabolic and Miscellanic Melodies”. He is also a co-author of the popular biochemistry textbooks, “Biochemistry Free and Easy”.

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Parsimonious Understanding
By Joshua S. on 09. October 2019 for Amino Acid Metabolism

It is a great parsimonious source for understanding the mechanism in which amino acids build into protein and how amino acids are broken down through metabolism into various molecules inside the body. The lecture also provides the structural frame understand the basics of amino acid regulation through metabolism.

Connecting medical info with history helps memorization!
By Linda M. on 26. June 2019 for Porphyrias

Simply explained with a little history that made it fun and also helps keep the connection to the content, So much of medical knowledge is facts and figures which can easily become blurred in my mind. The connection to history helps this content stand out in my head! Thank you!

By Ahmed F. on 02. April 2019 for Heme Synthesis

it is really amazing lecture & has been organized well thank you

Great video!
By Chigozirim E. on 27. March 2019 for Proline and Arginine Synthesis

Clear and Comprehensive explanation. Not too detailed but enough to understand.