From Trimethylamine N-oxide to Formaldehyde and Dimethylamine

Graphic of the reaction.

Medline reference
Lin JK, Hurng DC. Food Chem Toxicol (1989) 27(9): 613-8.

Search Medline for trimethylamine oxide demethylase biodegradation.
7 citations on March 09, 2012.
              Trimethylamine N-oxide               
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  trimethylamine N-oxide |
             demethylase |
                4.1.2.32 | Search GenBank, 49 hits on Apr. 03, 2012
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           Formaldehyde + Dimethylamine            
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EAWAG-BBD Biotransformation rules in accord with this reaction:
tri-substituted Amine N-oxide -----> tertiary Amine (bt0408)
primary Amine -----> Aldehyde or Ketone (bt0063)

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This is the EAWAG-BBD reaction, reacID# r1409.
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