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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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The simplicity of measuring DNA methylation is attributable to the use of sodium bisulfite conversion, a chemical process that deaminates unmethylated cytosines to uracil while retaining methylated cytosines (Herman et al.
Sodium bisulfite deaminates unmethylated cytosine to uracil, and the methylation is accessed by the PCR with either methylation-specific primers or methylation-independent primers (MIPs).
Facing this onslaught, "unless a bacterium can quickly develop into an anaerobic organism, it will die." Nitric oxide also deaminates DNA and enhances the damaging effects of hydrogen peroxide, he said at the annual meeting of the Pacific Dermatologic Association.