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 Uses Glutamine Synthetase
  • Proline and Arginine Synthesis
  • Serine Family
  • Cysteine Metabolism
  • Aspartate Family
  • Methionine Metabolism
  • Tryptophan
  • Phenylalanine and Tyrosine
  • Tyrosine is 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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By Mark A. on 28. April 2018 for Amino Acid Metabolism

Great lecturer very knowledgeable of subject matter at an admirable pace. Needed this in depth type of lecture in med sch. Good job

After studying Heme, I began to doubt life...
By Jerry J. on 03. April 2018 for Heme Synthesis

Thank you very much! Those extraordinarily awesome questions help me better understand the whole thing with details!

After Biochem, I feel like myself a reborn
By Jerry J. on 03. April 2018 for Urea Cycle

Wow, these two amines are very tricky, thank you very much, Prof. Ahern!

Amazingly helpful!
By Sona C. on 30. March 2018 for α-ketoglutarate Family and Glutamine Synthesis Uses Glutamine Synthetase

I cannot believe I am just now finding this resource during my dedicated Step 1 period. However, I am so glad that I found it now, right at the beginning of Step prep, rather than later. I plan to use this as one of my main resources for the remainder of time up until my exam. I realized while reading First Aid that, although I had known the subjects very well at one point, that my foundation was not as solid as it once was. This is perfect for reviewing and providing the big picture for everything. It's also an amazing resource for providing the "why" and "how" behind all the small factoids written in First Aid which is just what I need. It's so much easier to retain the information when you actually understand what is going on rather than memorizing a 650+ page book of bullet point lists/facts. This is great. I was a huge fan of Boards and Beyond, but I have since ditched that resource and am fully focusing on this one since this seems a lot more comprehensive and better taught (though Dr. Ryan has also done an amazing job too). Thank you guys so much for coming out with such a well thought out and developed and thorough resource. This is going to make board prep so much smoother. If I end up scoring highly on Step 1, I will make sure to write a review on Reddit, SDN, etc raving about Lecturio.

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