American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To remove an amino group, NH2, from (an organic compound).
- v. organic chemistry, biochemistry To remove an amino group from a compound, especially by the use of a deaminase enzyme.
- v. remove the amino radical (usually by hydrolysis) from an amino compound; to perform deamination
“APOBEC3 (A3) proteins deaminate DNA cytosines and block the replication of retroviruses and retrotransposons.”
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