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Amino Acid Oxidative Degradation

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Under conditions in which the body has more amino acids than needed for biosynthesis or energy needs, oxidative degradation of the amino acids takes place mostly in the liver.

Complete the following sentences describing the oxidative degradation of amino acids by filling in the blanks from the choices provided.

During oxidative degradation, amino acids first lose their

, forming their corresponding

. This reaction is catalyzed by a(n)

, which requires the coenzyme

.