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What is a deamination?

What is a deamination? Here are some definitions.

  1. (organic chemistry) The removal of an amino group from a compound.
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Aspartate can also be formed by deamination of asparagine catalyzed by asparaginase.
The deamination of amphetamine was shown to be mediated by the CYP isoform 2C3 from the rabbit, but not the 2C11 and 2C13 isoforms from the rat.
The spontaneous deamination of cytosine is a frequent event.
Metabolism of amino acids involves deamination and transamination reactions.
In comparison with the deamination of cytosine to uracil, the deamination of DNA purines is a minor reaction.
Similar to nitrous acid, nitric oxide gives rise to reactive nitrous anhydride that can induce nitrosative deamination of DNA bases.

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