TMAO

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TMAOtrimethylamine oxide
TMAOTheater Mortuary Affairs Officer (US DoD)
TMAOTroop Movement Assignment Order
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Free amino acids (FAA), nucleotides, trimethylamine oxide (TMAO), and betaine are mainly included.
EPA, eicosapentaenoic acid; DHA, docosahexaenoic acid; FAA, free amino acids; TMAO, trimethylamine oxide; RW, raw meat; RL, raw liver; SM, steamed meat; BM, boiled meat; SL, steamed liver; FL, fried liver; SLW, steamed liver water; FLW, fried liver water; SLS, the soup prepared by SL and meat; FLS, the soup prepared by FL and meat; PCA, perchoric acid; TMA, trimethylamine; TCA, trichloroacetic acid; ADP, adenosine diphosphate; AMP, adenosine; GMP, guanylic monophosphate; HxR, hypoxanthine ribonucleoside; IMP, inosinic monophosphate; Adr, adrenaline; Hx, hypoxanthine.
The disparity of FA for all types of fish samples analysed could be explained on the bases that different species have a different amount of trimethylamine oxide (TMAO) even if intentional addition of FA to prolong the shelf life and maximised profit was not considered.
High contents of trimethylamine oxide correlating with depth in deep-sea teleost fishes, skates, and decapod crustaceans.
The increase could be due to the breakdown of proteins, amino acids and other nitrogenous compounds such as trimethylamine oxide, nucleic acids and amines present in the foods which received thermal processing [31].
For the vast majority of people this is of no concern because the trimethylamine is converted in the liver to odourless trimethylamine oxide, which is then excreted in the urine, n the case of fish odour syndrome, not enough of the enzyme (trimethylamine oxidase) needed to carry out this conversion in the liver is produced due to a faulty gene inherited from both parents (known as a recessive trait).
Trimethylamine oxide (TMO) is broken down to formaldehyde and dimethylamine by the enzyme TMOase when cod fish are frozen and stored.