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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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).
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
Animals that received pre-treatment with saffron displayed a decrease in the elevation of gamma glutamyl transpeptidase, alanine aminotransferase and alpha-fetoprotein (GGT, ALT, aFP)-proteins, which indicate liver damage.