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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.


(Biochemistry) any enzyme that catalyses the transfer of a chemical group from one substance to another


(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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The underlying problem is impaired bilirubin conjugation and elimination due to a mutation in uridine 5'-diphosphate glucuronyl transferase.
1,2) It is also a glucuronyl transferase inducer which may increase bilirubin conjunction and excretion and not only has a therapeutic effect on hyperbilirubinemia in term neonates but also prevents hyperbilirubinemia in preterm neonates.
In liver, Glucuronyl transferase conjugates bilirubin with two molecules of glucuronic acid, forming bilirubin diglucuronide.