Definition of Aminotransferase

1. Noun. A class of transferases that catalyze transamination (that transfer an amino group from an amino acid to another compound).




Definition of Aminotransferase

1. Noun. (enzyme) transaminase ¹

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Medical Definition of Aminotransferase

1. A family of enzymes that catalyse the transfer of an amino group from an alpha-amino acid to an alpha-keto acid, as in the transfer from glutamic acid to oxaloacetic acid, to form aspartic acid and alpha ketoglutarate. One reactant is often glutamic acid and the reactions employ pyridoxal phosphate as co-enzyme. (04 May 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aminotransferase

aminosalicylic acids
aminoshikimate
aminoshikimic
aminoshikimic acid
aminosiloxydiene
aminosiloxydienes
aminosteroid
aminosteroids
aminosterol
aminosterols
aminosugar
aminosugars
aminoterminal
aminothiazole
aminotransfer
aminotransferase (current term)
aminotransferases
aminotriazole
aminotripeptidase
aminoxide
aminoxides
aminoxyl
aminoxyl radical
aminoxyl radicals
aminoxylation
aminoxyls
amins
aminuria
aminyl
aminyl oxide

Literary usage of Aminotransferase

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1. Blood Supply: FDA Oversight and Remaining Issues of Safety edited by Marcia G. Crosse (1999)
"Two tests—one for alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and one for hepatitis B core (HBC)—were introduced as "markers" for the major viruses noted above. ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Amino Acid Transport in Hepatoma Cell Cultures during Tyrosine aminotransferase Induction Abstract. Alpha-aminoisobutyric acid transport in hepatoma cells ..."

3. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"Abbreviation: AST, aminotransferase activity. ... Abbreviations: ALT, alanine aminotransferase; SDH, sorbitol dehydrogenase; MT-TG, MT-transgenic mouse. ..."

4. Mineral Tolerance of Animals by National Research Council (U. S.) (2005)
"Elevated plasma aspartate aminotransferase activity was observed in some lamb breeds fed a total dietary copper concentration of 20 mg/kg DM for 9 weeks ..."

5. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"PROCEEDINGS OF THE SOCIETY FOR EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE 162254-259(1979) Paradoxical Induction of Tyrosine aminotransferase by Progesterone in ..."

6. Digestive Diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact edited by James E. Everhart (1995)
"Marked elevation of a combination of commonly performed serum measures such as alkaline phosphatase, alanine aminotransferase, and bilirubin is diagnostic ..."

7. Gene Expression in Field Crops: Bibliography January 1991-November 1992 edited by Janet Saunders, Robert D. Warmbrodt (1995)
"... Aspartate aminotransferase; Isoenzymes; Artificial selection; ... Genotypes Abstract: The enzyme aspartate aminotransferase (AAT) plays a key role in ..."

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