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transaminase

 [trans-am´ĭ-nās]
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.

transaminase

/trans·am·i·nase/ (-am´ĭ-nās) aminotransferase.

transaminase

(trăns-ăm′ə-nās′, -nāz′, trănz-)
n.
Any of a group of enzymes that catalyze transamination. Also called aminotransferase.

transaminase

a·mi·no·trans·fer·ase

(ă-mē'nō-trans'fĕr-ās)
[EC sub-group 2.6.1] Enzyme transferring amino groups between an amino acid to (usually) a 2-keto acid.
Synonym(s): aminopherase, transaminase.

transaminase

Any enzyme that catalyses the transfer of amino groups in the metabolism of amino acids (transamination). Also known as aminotransferase.

transaminase

an enzyme that transfers amino (NH2) groups. see TRANSAMINATION.

transaminase (transam´inās),

n one of several enzymes involved in the reversible transfer of an amino (NH2) group from an α-amino acid to an α-ketoacid, especially α-ketoglutaric acid. Characteristic high values are seen in myocardial infarction and viral hepatitis.

transaminase

an enzyme that catalyzes the transfer of an amino group from one molecule to another.

glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase (GOT)
glutamic-pyruvic transaminase (GPT)
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The phase is thus characterised by undetectable HBeAg, fluctuating transaminases and HBV DNA levels.
In addition, considering the results for transaminase (TGO and TGP) and platelets examinations, the glutamate-pyruvate transaminase (TGP) and platelet series did not have statistical significance when the Group I was compared to any of the five experimental groups.
4) A retrospective review of 1194 patients treated with a statin showed that 85% (1014) of patients had at least 1 monitoring test of transaminases performed during the year of the study.
While HCV infection with persistently normal serum transaminases indicated a good prognosis with relation to liver disease, the researchers said that intermittently or continuously elevated levels do not always imply advanced liver disease.
On the third day after eating the mushrooms he required hemodialysis, and his transaminase levels and his PT continued to increase; on the fifth day, his AST level was 3500 U/L; ALT level, 4600 U/L; PT, 34 seconds; and bilirubin, 9.
3 (g/dL) ALT: Alanine Transaminase, AST: Aspartate Transaminase, ALP: Alkaline Phosphatase
The observed gemfibrozil-induced de crease in the elevated levels of alanine transaminase, aspartate transaminase, or both often present in children with severe metabolic syndrome suggests the fibrate therapy may reverse nonalcoholic steatohepatitis.
Statins do not further increase transaminase levels for patients with pre-existing transaminase elevations (SOR: B, based on 2 retrospective cohort studies).
A 24 year old female presented to her local hospital with mild elevations of serum transaminase and bilirubin levels.
Laboratory tests showed anemia, thrombocytopenia, elevated transaminase activity, a high C-reactive protein level, and high level of immunoglobulin M (IgM) class anti-cytomegalovirus (CMV) reactive antibodies.
There was already a precaution on the label of duloxetine about the existence of a small increased risk for the development of elevated serum transaminase levels.