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Biogenic Amines Analysis

Biogenic active amines are nitrogenous compounds formed mainly by decarboxylation of amino acids, or by amination and transamination of aldehydes and ketones. Biogenic amines are sources of nitrogen and precursors for the synthesis of e.g. hormones, alkaloids, nucleic acids and proteins. They can influence processes in organisms such as the regulation of body temperature, intake of nutrition, increase or decrease of blood pressure.

Major applications of Biogenic amines analysis are:

  • Quality control of raw materials, intermediates and end products
  • Monitoring fermentation processes
  • Process and storage control
  • Compliance with nutritional regulations


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