Flashcards in Amino Acids Deck (41):
Which amino acid helps absorb calcium into intestinal tract
Which amino acid can assist with energy production in mitochondria ?
Which amino acids help in energy production?
Leucine and isoleucine
What is the precursor of the amino acid tyrosine ?
What can phenylalanine form in the brain?
What are clinical uses of phenylalanine?
Depression and bipolar disorders and pain reliever
What amino acid is used to help make niacin and serotonin ?
What is main food source for tryptophan ?
Which amino acid is necessary for formation of tooth enamel protein, elastin, collagen
Which amino acid is the precursor of glycine and serine?
Which 3 amino acids are necessary for muscle development and maintenance ?
Valine, leucine and isoleucine
Which amino acid can be metabolized to produce energy to spare glucose?
Which amino acid is associated with sickle cell disease
What are the 2 acidic amino acids?
Glutamic acid and aspartic acid
What amino acid is needed in times of growth and trauma?
Which amino acid is found and metabolized in the human brain and important for mental health
Which amino acid is an intermediary metabolite of methionine?
What is homocysteine so role in our health?
Cell, tissue, bone growth and insulin formation
What vitamins are needed to to metabolize homocysteine ?
B6, B12 and folate
Which amino acid promotes bone growth and formation of collagen?
Which amino acid helps absorb calcium?
Which vitamins are needed for metabolism of lysine?
B6, B3, B2, C, iron and glutamic acid
What vitamins are needed in production of serine?
B3, B6 and folic acid
Which amino acid is used in skin cream for its moisturizing properties
Which amino acid is essential to metabolism of ammonia and used as a growth hormone stimulant?
What is glycine formed from?
Choline, thrown and serine
What amino acids can proline be made from ?
Glutamine and ornithine
Which amino acid is a main stimulant for the growth hormone?
Which amino acid is an important component of collagen?
What is taurine known as?
The sulfur sink
Which amino acid is know as the "antidepressant" amino acid
Which amino acid can cause the maple syrup urine disease and pellagra ?
What is disease condition associated with phenylalanine ?
What are clinical uses of phenylalanine ?
Depression and bi polar
What 4 amino acids is aspartic acid a precursor to ?
Methionine, threonine, isoleucine and lysine
Which amino acid is primary source of sulfur in body?
What is methionine a precursor to?
Cysteine and taurine
What is ornithines main function?
Stimulant for growth hormone
(Body builders use it)
What is proline an important component of?
What 2 amino acids can proline be made from?
Glutamine and ornithine