aminotransferases


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aminotransferases

Enzymes present in liver cells which are released into the blood in liver disease, such as HEPATITIS, that damages liver cells. The most important are aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT). Measurement of the levels of these enzymes in the blood is a valuable test of liver damage.
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1) reporting that higher serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) concentrations, within the reference interval, independently predicted the incidence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) during a mean follow-up of 2.
Recent data from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (1988-1994) suggest abnormal aminotransferase values are present in about 8% of the adult population.
Three times as many Hepsera patients showed improvements in liver function, as measured by a reduction to normal levels of the liver enzyme alanine aminotransferase (ALT), as compared to placebo (48 percent vs.
26-28] Damage to the liver classically results in a leak of serum aminotransferases (AST and ALT) into the blood stream.
Objective: To determine the reference range for serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels for young healthy individuals in our population and to find out effects of age and body mass index on alanine aminotransferase.
11] Liver damage is a common complication of dengue infection and aminotransferase levels are a valuable marker for monitoring dengue cases.
In view of multiplicity and complexity of the liver functions, a battery of liver function tests (LFTs) are employed for accurate diagnosis, which include the aminotransferases, alkaline phosphatase, bilirubin, albumin, and prothrombin time.
Blood analyses showed increased levels of aminotransferases, thrombocytopenia (69,000 platelets/ [micro]L), and mild anemia (hemoglobin level 94 g/L [reference range 130 g/L-160 g/L]).
Conclusions: We found that abdominal CT manifestations of scrub typhus with elevated aminotransferases were varied and not specific.
6] nutrition of modern duck strains is lacking, the objective of present study was to examine the effects of pyridoxine on growth performance and plasma aminotransferases and homocysteine of White Pekin ducks and to determine the pyridoxine requirements for modern duck strains.
The aminotransferases (aspartate and alanine) were significantly different (P<0.