06 October 2005

Fun facts from my classes this past week

1. Every state's obesity (BMI>30) has increased between 50-110% over the past 10 years
2. I have a VO2max around 51ml/kg*min
3. During protein metabolism transamination occurs as
alanine + a-ketoglutarate --> pyruvate + glutamate
4. Retinal is the ligand that activates a G-protein when a photon interacts with rhodopsin beginning the signaling pathway to allow rod cells to detect low levels of light.

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