Amino acid degradation

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Amino acid degradation

Post by werdnarolyat » Wed Mar 29, 2006 1:56 pm

Hi,

can anyone tell me where I could find the reaction mechanism for the degradation of amino acids to fatty acids and ammonia?

I've been searching the internet and my university's library but can't find anything on it.

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Andrew

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Post by Poison » Wed Mar 29, 2006 9:18 pm

Do you mean something like this:
Make a google search. There are better ones than this.
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Post by werdnarolyat » Thu Mar 30, 2006 9:39 am

yeah something like that thanks very much.

The situation I'm looking at is the break down of proteins by alkaline hydrolysis. I read that the proteins break down into their amino acids, then the amino acids into fatty acids and ammonia. I can only find this as a written statment not as chemical equation or mechanism. I'll keep looking.

Thanks for your help.

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Post by Poison » Thu Mar 30, 2006 8:47 pm

Google search(search the pictures). with the key word "aminoacid metabolism". There are a lot.
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