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Biochemistry Amino Acids Mnemonics

Essential Amino Acids

P Phenylalanine
V Valine
T Threonine

T Tryptophan
I Isoleucine
M Methionine

H Histidine
A Arginine
L Leucine
L Lysine

PVT TIM HALL your classic mnemonic for the essential amino acids
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Default Ketogenic, Glugogenic

You may also want to remember
Leucine and Lysine are the only ketogenic
and that all the Ts [tryptophan, tyrosin, threonine] + Phenylalanine & Isoleucine are ketogenic and glugogenic while all others are glucogenic only
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Default I Love Vermont

For Amino Acids there are two important mnemonics for Step 1

First:
VOMIT which stands for Valine, Odd carbon fatty acids, Methionine, Isoleucine, and Threonine. They are all metabolized by Propionic acid pathway

Second:
I Love Vermont Maple Syrup
[Isoleucine Leucine Valine] metabolism blocked in Maple Syrup disease
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Default Dibasic Amino Acids

COLA:

Cystein, Ornithine, Lysine, Arginine

Defective transport of these dibasic amino acids across the intestinal border in cystinuria
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Default Cysteine?

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COLA:

Cystein, Ornithine, Lysine, Arginine

Defective transport of these dibasic amino acids across the intestinal border in cystinuria
Is Cysteine Dibasic?
It only has one Nh2.
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cysteine also has a thiol group(-SH) along with -NH2 thats why dibasic
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Idea! Hmm .. For EAA[Essential AAs]

M-Methionine
A-Arginine
T-Threonine
T-Tryptophan

V-Valine
I-Isoleucine
L-Leucine

P-Phenylalanine
H-Histidine
Ly-Lysine

MATT VIL PHLy - How about It .. ?
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Biochemistry Essential amino acids mnemonic

A HILL is a Mountain Peak Thrown To Valley.
Arg, His, Iso, Leu, Lys, Met, Phe, Thr, Try, Val.
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Nice one,

But you missed Leucine and Lysine in the mnemonic!
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Histidine
Arginine. (hav)
Valine


Lysine
Leucine (seen)
Isoleucine

Phenylalanine (fat fan)
Tryptophan

Methionine. (nine)
Thyronine
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Helps a lot
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Default Essential Amino Acids

My good friend from med school came up with this one, and I added "HA" after reading FA:

TV TILL PM, HA!
T-Threonine
V-Valine

T-Tryptophan
I-Isoleucine
L-Leucine
L-Lysine

P-Phenylalanine
M-Methionine

(The following are required during periods of growth)
H-Histidine
A-Arginine
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You may also want to remember
Leucine and Lysine are the only ketogenic
and that all the Ts [tryptophan, tyrosin, threonine] + Phenylalanine & Isoleucine are ketogenic and glugogenic while all others are glucogenic only
((What if we use TIP for kerogenic and glucogenic amino acids stands for (T, For all ts tyrosine, tryptophane, threonine. And I, for isoleucine and P, for phenyl alanine .
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Default basic amino asid mnemonic

BASIClly LAZY man ARGUing HIS attitude
bassiclly :basic amino acid
lazy : lysine
arguing :arginine
HIS : histidine
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for amino acids there are two important mnemonics for step 1

first:
vomit which stands for valine, odd carbon fatty acids, methionine, isoleucine, and threonine. They are all metabolized by propionic acid pathway

second:
i love vermont maple syrup
[isoleucine leucine valine] metabolism blocked in maple syrup disease
wonderfull.!!
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Essential Amino Acids cannot be made by the body. As a result, they must come from food. Below amino acid I know very much


Valine

Isoleucine
Methionine

Arginine
Leucine
Lysine
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