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Biochemistry Memorizing ketogenic and glucogenic Amino Acids

do we need to know the ketogenic/glucogenic amino acids, and how they are converted to metabolic intermediates? i'm browsing that right now in lippincotts biochemistry. i never memorized them probably the first time around.

would it be worth memorizing how these amino acids are incorporated into the intermediates for metabolism of their carbon skeletons?
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Yes. You need to know how it is connected to type 1 diabetes, insulin regulator, glucagon regulator and so forth.
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Yes. You need to know how it is connected to type 1 diabetes, insulin regulator, glucagon regulator and so forth.
to be quite honest, i find eat easy to understand these things in biochemisty, such as what happens during fed/starved state, and how this all relates to diabetes.

my question was aimed more at knowing the exact reactions, such as how the amino acids are coverted into intermediates of the krebs cycle, and acetoacetate/acetyl CoA. not only that, but also purine synthesis, and steroid synthesis, as well as b oxidation of fatty acids. learning these pathways back in medical school was hell enough!
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to be quite honest, i find eat easy to understand these things in biochemisty, such as what happens during fed/starved state, and how this all relates to diabetes.

my question was aimed more at knowing the exact reactions, such as how the amino acids are coverted into intermediates of the krebs cycle, and acetoacetate/acetyl CoA. not only that, but also purine synthesis, and steroid synthesis, as well as b oxidation of fatty acids. learning these pathways back in medical school was hell enough!

Then in this case you should go along FA so that you won't do too much and at the same time, you won't miss anything.
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