MCAT Basics Podcast

Fat and Protein Metabolism

This MCAT podcast covers fat and protein metabolism. First, I cover fat metabolism including lipolysis, beta oxidation, and fatty acid synthesis. Then, I discuss protein and amino acid metabolism.

  • [01:32] Fatty Acid Catabolism
  • [08:02] Lipolysis
  • [10:12] Beta Oxidation
  • [21:34] Fatty Acid Synthesis
  • [26:34] Protein Catabolism
  • [32:49] Protein Anabolism

Ketogenic and glucogenic amino acid diagram

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Sam Smith

Sam completed his Bachelors of Science in Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. Following his graduation, he worked at the National Institutes of Health Vaccine Research Center studying HIV. Meanwhile, with a microphone in his garage, Sam founded the MCAT Basics podcast. The podcast has grown to become the top rated MCAT podcast on iTunes. In addition to podcasting, Sam enjoys the outdoors, sports, and his friends and family.

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