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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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Leucocyte count (4,0-10 G/L), hemoglobin (11-16 g/dL), platelets (150-450 G/L), serum creatinine (45-90 [micro]mol/L), fibrinogen (200-400 mg/dL), C-reactive protein (0-0,4 mg/dL), serum ferritin (12-180 ng/mL), triglycerides (43-148mg/dL), albumin (3,2-5,5 g/dL), aspartate amino- transferase (0-40 (IU/L)), alanine amino-transferase (0-40IU/L), alkaline phosphatase (115-359IU/L), lactate dehydrogenase (85-250IU/L), and blood lactate (0,6-2,1 mmol/L).
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