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Definition of "transamination" []

  • Transfer of an amino group from one chemical compound to another. (noun)
  • Transposition of an amino group within a chemical compound. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "transamination" in a sentence
  • "This is done through a process called transamination, which is the transfer of amino groups into other amino acids."
  • "In each of the 19 pathways for the generation of chiral amino acids, the stereochemistry at the α-carbon atom is established by a transamination reaction that involves pyridoxal phosphate."
  • "This increase is probably attributable to the transamination of pyruvate formed by oxidation of the lactic acid produced in the fermentation."