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 (trăns′fə-rās′, -rāz′)
Any of a class of enzymes that catalyze the transfer of a chemical group, such as a phosphate or amine, from one molecule to another.
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(Biochemistry) any enzyme that catalyses the transfer of a chemical group from one substance to another
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(ˈtræns fəˌreɪs, -ˌreɪz)

any of a group of enzymes, as the transaminases, that effect the transfer of an organic group from one compound to another.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.transferase - any of various enzymes that move a chemical group from one compound to another compound
enzyme - any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
ribonuclease, ribonucleinase, RNase - a transferase that catalyzes the hydrolysis of ribonucleic acid
aminopherase, aminotransferase, transaminase - a class of transferases that catalyze transamination (that transfer an amino group from an amino acid to another compound)
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The objective is to apply and ask the standard questionnaire to persons who take alcohol, in any form, regularly and also excess in quantity and to measure serum GGT (Gamma Glutamyl Transferase/Transpeptidase) in their plasma and to analyse it statistically and there by evaluate the strength of the questionnaire.
The blood plasma was separated and analyzed for ALT, AST, ALP, GGT, Albumin, total protein and total bilirubin of collected serum samples.
When it is functioning normally, GGT serves a positive role in the body.
OC was performed to rule out BA due to persistent cholestasis, acholic stool, and elevated GGT (1150 U/L); however, the biliary tract was found to be intact.
In this analysis [R.sup.2] described the proportion or percentage of variance in the dependent variable (IgG and IgM) explained by the variance in the independent variables together which sometimes called the predictor variables (AsT, ALT, ALP and GGT).
Similarly, AST, ALT, and GGT were examined but only GGT showed relationship with Type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Caption: The latest research indicates that, GGT, which is liver specific, is a far better option than ALT/AST to keep tabs on the liver, said Dr.
Therefore, we evaluated the association between GGT and the risk of ACS in young Chinese patients, as well as the correlation between GGT and ox-LDL, in this study.
Measurements of enzyme activities were performed on ADVIA 2400 Clinical Chemistry System (Siemens Healthcare) in OSR, using the following Siemens reagents: ALT/GPT, code 03036926, analytical principle IFCC plus pyridoxal phosphate; AST/GOT, code 03039631, IFCC, plus pyridoxal phosphate; GGT, code 02011954; CK NAC, code 02096577; LDH lactate-pyruvate, code 03035814, ALP/AMP, code 03035814; AMY, code 03031177, PAMY code 01410820, Lipase code 01984894.
[17] We have recorded an increased level of GGT in breast cancer, [18] prostate cancer, [19] etc.
Therefore, further information on the associations between ethanol intake and GGT activities in apparently healthy individuals appears warranted.\nMETHODS: Data on alcohol consumption and serum GGT activities were collected from 18,899 individuals (8807 men, 10,092 women.
In the 2012 edition (76 laboratories, 17 679 195 inhabitants), the final report suggested some recommendations to improve the request appropriateness of aspartate aminotransferase (AST), antigliadin antibody (AGA), antithyroglobulin antibody (TgAb), total bilirubin (TBIL), [gamma]-glutamyltransferase (GGT), iron, free thyroxine (FT4), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), and urea tests, with a list of testreduction strategies that worked in primary care facilities.