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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.
transaminase/trans·am·i·nase/ (-am´ĭ-nās) aminotransferase.
transaminase(trăns-ăm′ə-nās′, -nāz′, trănz-)
Any of a group of enzymes that catalyze transamination. Also called aminotransferase.
transaminaseAny enzyme that catalyses the transfer of amino groups in the metabolism of amino acids (transamination). Also known as aminotransferase.
transaminasean enzyme that transfers amino (NH2) groups. see TRANSAMINATION.
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.
an enzyme that catalyzes the transfer of an amino group from one molecule to another.
glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase (GOT)
see aspartate aminotransferase (AST).
glutamic-pyruvic transaminase (GPT)
see alanine aminotransferase (ALT).