Deamination

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Deamination is a name given to a process by which an amine group is removed from a protein and converted into something else.

When amino acids are broken down, they release nitrogen-containing amine groups which may be harmful or toxic. The liver removes these amine groups by a process called deamination where the amine group is converted into ammonia and then to urea. This allows the body to excrete these through urine.

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