Case study- Amino acid supplements-A 27- year-old, semiprofessional tennis player seeks advice from a hospital-based nutritionist concerning his diet…

QUESTION OF THE DAY

AMINO ACID METABOLISM

A 27- year-old, semiprofessional tennis player seeks advice from a hospital-based nutritionist concerning his diet supplements. His coach had given him amino acid supplements consisting of phenyl alanine and tyrosine. The rationale was that these precursors to several neurotransmitters will “help his brain focus” on his game.

Amino-acid-supplements

Figure- Amino acid supplements

In reality, the excess amino acids are used for energy, with a poor and eclectic diet. Phenyl alanine upon metabolism enters TCA cycle as which of the following?

A. Oxaloacetate

B. Fumarate

C. Succinyl co A

D. Citrate

E. α- Keto glutarate

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