Definition of transamination in English:



mass nounBiochemistry
  • The transfer of an amino group from one molecule to another, especially from an amino acid to a keto acid.

    • ‘Glutamate is also a principal amino donor to other amino acids in subsequent transamination reactions.’
    • ‘The key organic acid, 2-oxoglutarate, is mainly derived from sugar respiration and amino acid transamination reactions.’
    • ‘The earliest enzymatic functions are mostly linked to amino acid catabolism: deamination, transamination, and decarboxylation.’
    • ‘Leucine, isoleucine, and valine are branched essential amino acids that are catabolized to corresponding keto acids through the process of transamination.’
    • ‘Thereafter, most amino acids are generated by transamination reactions.’



/ˌtransamɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n/ /ˌtrɑːns-/ /-nz-/