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Test_questions - removed from an amino acid. Can either of...

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What metabolic adaptations occur during PROLONGED fasting that help conserve muscle protein? 18. Explain how the body “handles” nitrogen from amino acids utilized for gluconeogenesis or oxidized for energy. 19. Protein, such as muscle protein, is “dynamic.” What does this mean? 20. Why is the urea cycle physiologically important? What would happen if we did not have a urea cycle? In which organ/tissues is the urea cycle located? 21. Before amino acids can be metabolized, the amino group must be removed. Name and illustrate two ways the amino group can be
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Unformatted text preview: removed from an amino acid. Can either of these reactions occur in any tissue? 22. (a) In which tissues/organs can transamination occur? (b) In which tissues/organs can deamination occur? 23. Illustrate the glucose-alanine cycle and explain its role in the metabolism of amino acids during starvation. 24. Which two amino acids are primarily involved in the transport of amino groups to the liver and kidney? What happens to each amino acid at its primary site of metabolism during starvation?...
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