Biocytin

Biocytin is a chemical compound that is an amide formed from the vitamin biotin and the amino acid L-lysine. As an intermediate in the metabolism of biotin, biocytin occurs naturally in blood serum and urine. The enzyme biotinidase cleaves biocytin and makes biotin available to be reused by other enzymes. Because biocytin is the natural substrate ...
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biocytin

<protein> The amino acid residue formed when biotin links covalently via anamide linkage to a Lys residue. ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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biocytin

Type: Term Pronunciation: bī-ō-sī′tin Definitions: 1. Biotin condensed through its carboxyl group with the ε-amino group of a lysyl residue in the apoenzymes to which biotin is the coenzyme; the predominant linkage in which biotin is found. Synonyms: biotinyllysine
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