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as·par·tate a·mi·no·trans·fer·ase (AST),
aspartate aminotransferase (AST)
aspartate aminotransferaseGOT, glutamate oxaloacetate transaminase AST A cytoplasmic and mitochondrial transaminase enzyme that catalyzes the reaction of aspartate and 2-oxoglutarate yielding glutamate and oxaloacetate; the transport of amino acids is central to protein buildup-anabolism or breakdown-catabolism; AST is ↑ in hepatic, myocardial, renal and cerebral infarction, and in hepatic and skeletal muscle disease
as·par·tate a·mi·no·trans·fer·ase(AST) (as-pahr'tāt ă-mē'nō-trans'fĕr-ās)
Synonym(s): glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase, serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase.
aspartate aminotransferaseOne of the enzymes released into the blood when tissue, such as liver or heart muscle, is damaged. Measurement of the level of such enzymes gives a useful indication of the extent of the damage.
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