transmethylation

Transfer of a methyl group from one compound to another; e.g., l-homocysteine is converted to l-methionine by the transfer to the latter of a methyl group. See methionine synthase.

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trans·meth·yl·a·tion -.meth-ə-'lā-shən n a chemical reaction in which a methyl group is transferred from one compound to another

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n.
the process whereby an amino acid donates its terminal methyl (-CH3) group for the methylation of other compounds. Methionine is the principal methyl donor in the body and the donated methyl group may subsequently be involved in the synthesis of such compounds as choline or creatinine or in detoxification processes.

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trans·meth·y·la·tion (trans″məth-ə-laґshən) the transfer of a methyl group from one compound to another.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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