Actin as storage proteins?

Jeffrey Mahr szjmahr at
Wed Jun 21 12:03:30 EST 1995

Yes - proteins can be catabolized for their nitrogen content and this N 
could  be used in the biosynthesis of needed N-compounds. Whether cells 
actually use this route and to what degree I am not sure (it has to 
happen in extreme starving in animals but the major function(i think) is 
to supply glucose to the brain).  For a good intro on the mechanics of 
the process i would look in a good Biochemistry book under chapters of 
"Protein Turnover" and "Amino Acid Degradation".  I am not exactly sure 
where you would find out the current thought on how cells use proteins as 
a N-reserve.  Good luck

sincerly - jamahr at
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