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Definitions and Urea Cycle

A) Define "transamination" and "oxidative deamination"
b) What is the role of the urea cycle, and what are the effects on an individual of a deficiency in one of the required enzymes?

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Definitions and Urea Cycle
a) Define "transamination" and "oxidative deamination"
b) What is the role of the urea cycle, and what are the effects on an individual of a deficiency in one of the required enzymes?

A.)
Transamination is the removal of the -amino group in amino acids as catalyzed by the enzymes known as transaminases (also known as aminotransferases). The process is represented by the following reaction:

The amino group of the amino acid is transferred to the -carbon atom of -ketoglutarate to produce glutamate and the -keto acid analog of the amino acid. This reaction is usually the first step in the catabolism of most amino acids. The main purpose of transamination is to collect the amino groups from the different amino acids in the form of only one, ...

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The definition and urea cycle are examined. The expert defines transmination and oxidative deamination.

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