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Pathways

Catabolic Pathways for Alanine, Glycine, Serine, Cysteine, Tryptophan and Threonine

Description:

Five amino acids, Alanine, Cysteine, Glycine, Serine and Threonine are broken down to yield Pyruvate. Tryptophan is included in this group since one of its breakdown products is Alanine, which is transaminated to Pyruvate. Alanine is important in intertissue nitrogen transport as part of the Glucose-Alanine cycle. Alanine's catabolic pathway involves a simple Aminotransferase reaction that directly produces Pyruvate. Generally [...]

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