deaminate

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remove the amino radical (usually by hydrolysis) from an amino compound

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There is great concern about the mutagenicity of deaminating agents, particularly nitrites resulting in deamination of DNA .
In the binding region, AID recognizes signature DNA motifs and initiates the process of SHM by deaminating a specific DNA residue (deoxycytidine) resulting in a different residue (deoxyuridine) that is not normally found in DNA.