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GABA 01

Topic: Pharmacology

Created on Sunday, October 19 2008 by jdmiles

Last modified on Sunday, October 19 2008.

From which of the following is GABA synthesized?

 
        A) Tryptophan
 
        B) Isoleucine
 
        C) Phenylalanine
 
        D) Glutamate
 
        E) Proline
 

 


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A) Tryptophan

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Gamma-aminobutyric acid, or GABA, is synthesized from glutamate. The enzyme that catalyzes this reaction is glutamic acid decarboxylase.  (See References)

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B) Isoleucine

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Gamma-aminobutyric acid, or GABA, is synthesized from glutamate. The enzyme that catalyzes this reaction is glutamic acid decarboxylase.  (See References)

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C) Phenylalanine

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Gamma-aminobutyric acid, or GABA, is synthesized from glutamate. The enzyme that catalyzes this reaction is glutamic acid decarboxylase.  (See References)

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D) Glutamate

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Gamma-aminobutyric acid, or GABA, is synthesized from glutamate. The enzyme that catalyzes this reaction is glutamic acid decarboxylase.  (See References)

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E) Proline

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Gamma-aminobutyric acid, or GABA, is synthesized from glutamate. The enzyme that catalyzes this reaction is glutamic acid decarboxylase.  (See References)

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References:

1. Kandel, E.R., Schwartz, J.H., and Jessel, T.M. (2000). Principles of Neural Science, 4th ed. McGraw-Hill, New York. (ISBN:0838577016) Advertising:
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GABA 01
Question ID: 101908089
Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 10/19/2008
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