Definition of transaminate in English:

transaminate

verb

Biochemistry
  • See transamination

    • ‘In skeletal muscle, pyruvate is transaminated to alanine, thus affording an additional route of nitrogen transport from muscle to liver.’
    • ‘It seemed the mitochondrial OAA must be transaminated or decarboxylated in the cytosol via a malate-OAA shuttle in order to maximize malate-dependent respiration.’
    • ‘Ornithine, in excess of urea cycle needs, is transaminated to form glutamate semialdehyde.’