from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To remove an amino group, NH2, from (an organic compound).
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- v. To remove an amino group from a compound, especially by the use of a deaminase enzyme.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. remove the amino radical (usually by hydrolysis) from an amino compound; to perform deamination
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APOBEC3 (A3) proteins deaminate DNA cytosines and block the replication of retroviruses and retrotransposons.