Is methionine transaminated in skeletal muscle? Academic Article uri icon


  • Methionine transamination is extensive in rat and chick skeletal-muscle homogenates, but is barely detectable in intact rat, but not chick, skeletal muscles. Branched-chain amino acids essentially block methionine transamination in intact muscles and homogenates from both species. The physiological significance of methionine transamination in skeletal muscle is questioned.

published proceedings

  • Biochem J

author list (cited authors)

  • Wu, G. Y., & Thompson, J. R.

citation count

  • 15

complete list of authors

  • Wu, GY||Thompson, JR

publication date

  • January 1989