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


(trænzˈæmɪˌneɪz; -ˌneɪs)
(Biochemistry) biochem an enzyme that catalyses the transfer of an amino group from one molecule, esp an amino acid, to another, esp a keto acid, in the process of transamination


(trænsˈæm əˌneɪs, -ˌneɪz, trænz-)

any of a class of enzymes that conduct transamination.
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Noun1.transaminase - a class of transferases that catalyze transamination (that transfer an amino group from an amino acid to another compound)
transferase - any of various enzymes that move a chemical group from one compound to another compound


n transaminasa
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In those with chronic infection, an initial immune tolerant phase is characterised by the presence of HBeAg, high HBV DNA levels while transaminase levels are normal.
Indeed, significant liver disease was seen in 35% of HIV-infected adults with chronic transaminase elevations.
The Schiff's bases and their metal complexes of the present invention are useful for the modulation of metal-activated enzymes and metalloenzymes, such as Phenylalanine Hydroxylase, Tyrosine Transaminase, Phenylalanine Transaminase, Tyrosinase, various MMP (Matrix metalloproteases), Superoxide dismutase, 5-Alpha Reductase, and citrate lyase.
While US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) labeling recommends routine monitoring of serum transaminase levels prior to and during statin therapy, the evidence suggests that such routine monitoring is not clinically necessary.
To further support this, no change in GABA transaminase (a sedative marker) occurred in anosmic rats, while modulation occurred in rats with olfaction intact.
The new label recommends monitoring serum glutamic-pyruvic transaminase (SGPT/ALT) and serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT/AST) at baseline, then very 2-4 weeks for the first 6 months.
She had discontinued interferon primarily because it had elevated her liver transaminase levels.
ITALY--Elevated serum transaminase levels are often found in patients who do not have diabetes or dyslipidemias, but the clinical significance of "nonalcoholic fatty liver disease" is not clear.
The Precautions section was revised to provide additional information about possible cholesterol, triglyceride and liver transaminase elevations when amprenavir is co-administered with ritonavir.