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Protein Metabolism

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  • Hello everyone! Today I will be talking about Protein Metabolism.
  • Protein Metabolism denotes the the various biochemical processes responsible for 
  • the synthesis of proteins and amino acids, and the breakdown of proteins by catabolism.
  • components to synthesizing new molecules to be used in the body.
  • Protein Metabolism is the chemical cycle of breaking down protein and using the 
  • Protein digestion starts in the stomach. Protein is greeted by a mixture of the enzyme pepsin and hydrochloric acid.
  • Pepsin cuts proteins into smaller polypeptides and their constituent amino acids. 
  • When the food-gastric juice mixture enters the small intestines, the pancreas releases sodium bicarbonate.
  • reactions that produces urea from ammonium ions in order to prevent a toxic level of ammonium in the body.
  • The Urea is a big part of protein metabolism too! The urea cycle is a set of biochemical 
  • The occurs mostly in the liver and kidney.
  • and an ammonium ion that enters into the urea cycle to be eliminated.
  • The transamination event creates a molecule that is necessary for the Krebs cycle 
  • Thank you!
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