Answer to Question #37402 in Biochemistry for shisha
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Supplying the urea cycle is the special function of glutamate and aspartate in the catabolism of amino acids. But there are functions common for other amino acids. Four- and five-carbon end products of many catabolic processes feed into the Krebs cycle to serve as fuels. Oxaloacetate and α-ketoglutarate are produced from aspartate and glutamate, respectively, when proteins are degraded. Such amino acids as asparagine and arginine can be converted to oxaloacetate and α-ketoglutarate too.
Thank you, but does Aspartate only have one role in catabolism amino acids nitrogen, that it supply the urea cycle?