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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 as ______.


A
oxidative amination
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B
reductive amination
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C
transamination
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D
deamination
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Solution

The correct option is C transamination
Transamination is a chemical reaction that transfers an amino group to a keto group of a keto acid to form new compound. It is accomplished by enzymes called transaminases or aminotransferases. These may be specific for individual amino acids. 
Thus, the correct answer is 'Transamination.'

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