gamma glutamyl transferase

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gamma glutamyl transferase

Abbreviation: GGT
An enzyme present in the liver and biliary tree that is used to diagnose liver, gallbladder, and pancreatic diseases. Elevated levels of GGT are often found in people who use drugs (such as alcohol) that are metabolized by the liver.
See also: transferase
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4) Normal values of complete blood count, prothrombin time (PT), activated prothromboplastin time (aPTT), serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), gamma glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT), total and direct bilirubin
Serum gamma glutamyl transpeptidase in relation to alcohol consumption.
Serum gamma glutamyl transpeptidase activity: a chemical determinant of alcohol consumption during adolescence.
Importantly, GFT505 had clear statistically significant beneficial effects on two indicators of fatty-liver dysfunction, Alanine Amino Transferase and Gamma Glutamyl Transpeptidase, while it did not affect the plasma level of Aspartate Amino Transferase.
The elevated levels of serum sialic acid and serum gamma glutamyl transpeptidase activity in the untreated control animals was significantly reduced in the animals treated with [beta]-carotene.
Serum gamma glutamyl transpeptidase level was estimated by measuring the releasing p-nitroaniline from gamma glutamyl p-nitroaniline in the presence of an acceptor (glycyl glycine) (Tate and Meister, 1974).