Subject: What are excess amino acids? How does the body 'know' they are in excess?
Date: Sun Apr 2 00:41:20 2006
Posted by Phil
Grade level: 10-12
School: Immanuel College
City: Bushey State/Province: HERTS
Area of science: Biochemistry
We teach that excess amino acids are deaminated and that the amine/amino group
is turned into urea. Yet, how does our body, working as a whole integrated
organism, "know" that it has excess amino acids?
This was asked by one of my pupils - I can't find an answer. HELP!
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