deaminate


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deaminate

(dē-ăm′ə-nāt′)
tr.v. deami·nated, deami·nating, deami·nates
To remove an amino group, NH2, from (an organic compound).

de·am′i·na′tion n.
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L-Amino acid oxidases (LAAOs) are enzymes that oxidatively deaminate L-amino acids, producing a mixture of compounds that include hydrogen peroxide, ammonium ions, [alpha]-keto acids, and carboxylic acids.
Significant depression of urea level in NPQ- and slightly in NPE- rats suggests impairment of the ability of the liver to deaminate proteins by Q and E in NP- diet; serum urea is a product of protein degradation by the liver.
Ara-C has no effect on Escherichia coli, since the bacteria lack dCK that phosphorylates Ara-C into its active form and they actively deaminate Ara-C into Ara-uracil through the activity of cytidine/deoxycytidine deaminase (cdd).