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Oxidative deamination

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Oxidative deamination is a form of deamination that generates oxoacids in the liver.

The presence of nitrous acid can cause transition mutations, by converting cytosine to uracil.[1][2]

In Urea cycleEdit

Glutamate is the only amino acid that undergoes rapid oxidative deamination. This process leads to 2 toxic products:

See alsoEdit


  1. Mutations & Mutagenesis
  2. Molecules and cancer

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