aminotransferase(redirected from aminopherase)
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any of a group of enzymes that catalyze the reversible transfer of an amino group from a donor, usually an amino acid, to an acceptor, usually a 2-keto acid. Most use pyridoxal phosphate as a coenzyme.
Enzyme that transfers amino groups from an amino acid to a keto acid, for example, l-alanine and 2-ketoglutarate. Often, the amino acid is an α-amino acid and the keto acid is an α-keto acid.
aminotransferase(ə-mē′nō-trăns′fə-rās′, -rāz′, ăm′ə-)