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biochemistry of amino acid metabolism

Biochemistry of Amino Acids Metabolism

To understand the relevance of ketoacid analogues in chronic kidney disease, one need to learn the biochemistry of amino acids (AA) metabolism. This blog will attempt to describe it in short. Excess AA in a protein-rich diet is metabolized through a process called transamination. This involves the removal  of the nitrogen (or the amino group…