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transaminase

[¦tranz′am·ə‚nās]
(biochemistry)
One of a group of enzymes that catalyze the transfer of the amino group of an amino acid to a keto acid to form another amino acid. Also known as aminotransferase.

Transaminase

 

(also aminotransferase and aminopherase), an enzyme of the transferase group that catalyzes the transfer of an amino group (—NH2) from an α-amino acid to an α-keto acid. Transaminases are found in most animal and plant tissues and play an important part in nitrogen metabolism. The role of transaminase in the transamination process was discovered by the Soviet biochemists A. E. Braunshtein and M. G. Kritsman in 1937. The coenzyme in transaminase reactions is pyridoxal phosphate, the aldehyde group of which serves as intermediate acceptor of the amino group. The resulting pyridoxamine phosphate transfers the amino group to the ketone group of the acid undergoing amination. The reaction is reversible.

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The mean serum urea and potassium levels, though within normal limits, were higher in non-pregnant than pregnant women, as were the mean serum aspartate amino-transferase (AAT)/ serum glutamic oxaloacetic acid transaminase (SGOT), alanine aminotransferase (ALT)/ serum glutamic-pyruvic transaminase (SGPT) and serum amylase (Table III).
Serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase and glutamic-pyruvic transaminase were measured by the IFCC method (Hitachi 917[R] device, Roche Diagnostics, Florida, USA).
Characteristic Mean [+ or -] SD Age (yrs) 26.3 [+ or -] 4 Body Mass Index (kg x [m.sup.-2]) 25.4 [+ or -] 3 Systolic Blood Pressure (mmHg) 118.2 [+ or -] 5 Diastolic Blood Pressure (mmHg) 80.3 [+ or -] 4 Plasma Glucose (mg x [dl.sup.-1]) 85.1 [+ or -] 10 Total Cholesterol (mg x [dl.sup.-1]) 145.0 [+ or -] 32 Triglycerides (mg x [dl.sup.-1]) 100.9 [+ or -] 65 High-density Lipoprotein Cholesterol 34.6 [+ or -] 7 (mg x [dl.sup.-1]) Low-density Lipoprotein Cholesterol 89.9 [+ or -] 26 (mg x [dl.sup.-1]) Urea (mg x [dl.sup.-1]) 29.9 [+ or -] 8 Uric Acid (mg x [dl.sup.-1]) 4.8 [+ or -] 1 Glutamic-Oxaloacetic Transaminase (U/L) 29.0 [+ or -] 9 Glutamic-Pyruvic Transaminase (U/L) 32.1 [+ or -] 10
In liver function test, serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT) and serum glutamic-pyruvic transaminase (SGPT) levels were measured by kinetic method.
The blood was taken from jugular veins and analyzed for the activities of glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase (GOT) and glutamic-pyruvic transaminase (GPT).
Serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase and glutamic-pyruvic transaminase activity in premature and full-term asphyxiated newborns.
The enzyme activities for glutamicoxaloacetic transaminase (GOT) or glutamic-pyruvic transaminase (GPT) were assayed using a commercially available GOP-GPT assay kit (Asan Pharmaceutical, Hwaseoung, Korea) as the manufacturer recommended.
The supernatants were used for the assays of glutamic-oxalacetic transaminase (GOT), glutamic-pyruvic transaminase (GPT), total antioxidant capacity (T-AOC), total superoxide dismutase (T-SOD), catalase (CAT), glutathione reductase (GR), glutathione peroxidase (GSH-PX), malondiadehyde (MDA) and GSH.

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