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transamidation


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A chemical reaction in which the amino group of an amide is exchanged for another amino group, i.e.:

R−CO−NHA + BNH2 = R−CO−NHB + ANH2.

Transamidation is catalysed by such proteolytic enzymes as trypsin, chymotrypsin, papain, and subtilisin.

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Subjects: Chemistry.


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