Definition of deamination in English:

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Pronunciation: /dɪˈamɪneɪʃ(ə)n/


[mass noun] Biochemistry
The removal of an amino group from an amino acid or other compound.
Example sentences
  • The earliest enzymatic functions are mostly linked to amino acid catabolism: deamination, transamination, and decarboxylation.
  • The liver, influenced by protein intake and anabolic need, makes urea from deamination of amino acids in the Krebs urea cycle.
  • DNA bases are susceptible to hydrolytic deamination, although deamination is much less frequent in double-stranded compared to single-stranded DNA.



Example sentences
  • Among the deaminated bases, uracil, hypoxanthine and Xan are repaired by the base excision repair pathway in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.
  • As a result, the deaminated product, urocanate, is not the usual a-keto acid associated with loss of a-amino nitrogens.
  • Other members of the Solanaceae synthesize branched-chain fatty acids and in each of these cases, the primer for the extension of the alkane is proposed to be a deaminated branched-chain amino acid.

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