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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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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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[4] Prolonged jaundice can be associated with congenital hypothyroidism, which appears to be associated with the delayed maturation of hepatic uridine diphosphate glucuronyl transferase enzyme activity.
Analysis of CYP2B6 polymorphisms should be performed in parallel with analysis of polymorphisms of other CYPs, N-acetyl transferase (NAT1 and NAT2), thiopurine-5-methyltransferase (TPMT), uridine-5 diphosphate glucuronyl transferase (UDP-glucuronyl transferase), Phase II enzymes, and transporters.
The underlying problem is impaired bilirubin conjugation and elimination due to a mutation in uridine 5'-diphosphate glucuronyl transferase. While CNS type 2 has partial deficiency of enzyme and usually runs a benign course, type one has total deficiency of the enzyme manifesting in neonatal period and risk of mortality at a young age.