Amino Acids and their Precursors

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Amino Acids and their Precursors
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2012-09-08 23:18:56
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  1. glycine is a precursor for
    hemes and purines
  2. alanine is a precursor for
    glucose in gluconeogenesis
  3. serine is a precursor for
    purines, pyrimidines and sphingosine (used in sphingolipid synthesis)
  4. tyrosine is a precursor for
    thryoid hormones, catecholamines, dopa and melanin
  5. tryptophan is a precursor for
    nicotinamide, nucleotides, and serotonin
  6. histidine is a precursor for
    histamine
  7. arginine is a precursor for
    NO (nitric oxide), important second messengers and neurotransmitters
  8. aspartate is a precursor for
    several other AAs; asparagine, lysine, methionine, threonine, isoleucine
  9. glutamate is a precursor for
    GABA and a bunch of other crap
  10. glutamine is a precursor for
    histidine and tryptophan

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