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glycine amidinotransferase


Definition: an enzyme catalyzing the transfer of an amidine group from l-arginine to glycine, forming guanidinoacetate and l-ornithine; an important reaction in creatine biosynthesis; it can also act on canavanine.

Synonym(s): glycine transamidinase

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