trimethylamine oxide


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trimethylamine oxide

the compound found in marine TELEOST fish that is the end product of nitrogen metabolism. The compound has evolved because it requires relatively little water for its elimination as compared with ammonia, which is the nitrogenous end product in freshwater fish.
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Correlation of trimethylamine oxide and habitat depth within and among species of teleost fish: an analysis of causation.
Trimethylamine oxide stabilizes teleost and mammalian lactate dehydrogenases against inactivation by hydrostatic pressure and trypsinolysis.
Trimethylamine oxide counteracts effects of hydrostatic pressure on proteins of deep-sea teleosts.