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The process of transfer of amino group from one amino acid to the keto group of a  keto acid is called

a)

Oxidative amination

b)

Reductive amination

c)

Transamination

d)

Deamination


Question ID - 4305 | Toppr Answer

The process of transfer of amino group from one amino acid to the keto group of a  keto acid is called

a)

Oxidative amination

b)

Reductive amination

c)

Transamination

d)

Deamination

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Answer Key : (c) -

(c)

Transamination.

Once the glutamic acid is synthesized by reductive amination, other amino acids are synthesized by the transfer of its amino group to other carbon skeletons. Therefore, glutamic acid is used as a starting material for the synthesis of other amino acids.

Such a transfer of amino group  from an amino donor compound to the carbonyl position  of an amino acceptor compound is called transamination



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