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transferase

 [trans´fer-ās]
an enzyme that catalyzes the transfer, from one molecule to another, of a chemical group that does not exist in free state during the transfer.

transferase

/trans·fer·ase/ (trans´fer-ās) a class of enzymes that transfer a chemical group from one compound to another.

transferase

(trăns′fə-rās′, -rāz′)
n.
Any of various enzymes that catalyze the transfer of a chemical group, such as a phosphate or amine, from one molecule to another.

transferase

[trans′fərās]
Etymology: L, transferre + Fr, diastase, enzyme
any of a group of enzymes that catalyzes the transfer of a chemical group or radical, such as the phosphate, methyl, amine, or keto groups, from one molecule to another.

transferase

Any enzyme that catalyses the movement of atoms or groups of atoms from one molecule to another. A kinase adds a phosphate group to a substrate such as an amino acid.

transferase

any enzyme that catalyses the transfer of a chemical group such as amino, methyl or alkyl from one SUBSTRATE to another substrate.

transferase (trans´fərās´),

n a group of enzymes that catalyze the transfer of a chemical group or radical from one molecule to another.

transferase

an enzyme that catalyzes the transfer, from one molecule to another, of a chemical group that does not exist in free state during the transfer.

gamma glutamyl transferase (GGT)
found in the cell membrane in most tissues, but particularly high levels are present in liver (bile duct cells, hepatocytes) and kidney (renal convoluted tubular cells). Increased serum levels occur primarily with cholestasis.
glucuronyl transferase
enzyme which converts bilirubin to a soluble glucuronide.
glutathione S-t's
widely distributed enzymes catalyzing the detoxification of many compounds but particularly xenobiotics by linkage of the cysteine moiety of glutathione with the compound.
ornithine carbamoyl transferase (OCT)
catalyzes the transfer of carbamoyl, as from carbamoylphosphate to l-ornithine to form orthophosphate and citrulline in the synthesis of urea. Found almost exclusively in the liver. Determination of serum levels is used as an indicator of hepatocellular damage, particularly in cattle, sheep and pigs.
peptidyl transferase
a ribosomal enzyme that transfers the growing peptide from its carrier tRNA to the α-amino group of the amino acid residue of the aminoacyl-tRNA specified by the next codon of the mRNA.