Activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID)

Activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID) definition

Activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID) is defined as an enzyme that removes an amino group from deoxycytidine, forming deoxyuridine. This is the first step in the processes of both somatic hypermutation and class switch recombination. (Kuby Immunology)