urea cycle

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urea cycle

n
(Biochemistry) the sequence of metabolic reactions leading in vertebrates to the synthesis of urea
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The activation of kidney ammoniagenesis and intensification of urinary excretion of ammonium ions imposed by metabolic acidosis requires amino acid catabolism and promotes loss of skeletal muscle and negative nitrogen balance.
Overview of the molecular and biochemical basis of branched-chain amino acid catabolism.
Jeoung, "Mechanisms responsible for regulation of branched-chain amino acid catabolism," Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, vol.