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How can the body utilize the amino acids for either anabolic or catabolic reactions...

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lovekblue | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted February 21, 2012 at 7:12 AM via web

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How can the body utilize the amino acids for either anabolic or catabolic reactions ?

How can the body utilize the amino acids for either anabolic or catabolic reactions ?

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted February 21, 2012 at 9:58 AM (Answer #2)

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Your body uses catabolic reactions for energy and anabolic reactions to store fat. A catabolic reaction, such as digestion, is the breaking down of molecules to produce energy.  An anabolic reaction is the use of the extra molecules to make large molecules, like fat.

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lovekblue | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted February 21, 2012 at 12:24 PM (Answer #3)

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yes i know what catabolic and anabolic is

 

I want to know which part of the amino acids to use for catabolic, and which part for anabolic

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Karen P.L. Hardison | College Teacher | eNotes Employee

Posted February 25, 2012 at 2:14 PM (Answer #4)

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Amino acids are involved in one class of anabolic reaction, a reaction that uses up energy to make large molecules out of small ones. In an amino acid anabolic reaction, amino acids are strung together to create dipeptides that become large proteins.

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