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Offline yesway

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Eating a "mirrored" steak?
« on: November 21, 2012, 05:09:29 PM »
Would the consumption of a steak made up of D-amino acids (besides the other steak stuff like lipids, small compounds etc)  be harmful? Would the cooking/denaturation destroy the stereochemistry? Would it just pass the GI tract or could the amino acids be processed anyway?

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Re: Eating a "mirrored" steak?
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2012, 05:28:03 PM »
What do you know about the biochemical process you described?  Are you aware of general organic chemistry when heat has altered stereo-chemistry?
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Re: Eating a "mirrored" steak?
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2012, 06:19:14 PM »
I don't know the answer with certainty, but I would start by looking into the enzyme D-aminoacid oxidase.

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Re: Eating a "mirrored" steak?
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2012, 04:07:53 PM »
Yesway, Does cooking racemize the L-amino acids in a normal steak?

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