Definition of transaminase in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌtran(t)ˈsamənās/
Pronunciation: /ˌtranˈzaməˌnās/ Pronunciation: /tran(t)ˈsaməˌnāz/ Pronunciation: /tranˈzaməˌnāz/


An enzyme that catalyzes a particular transamination reaction.
Example sentences
  • Concentrations of serum creatine kinase, transaminases, urea, and creatinine may be raised, and bicarbonate may be reduced.
  • Aspartate transaminase is an enzyme that plays a role in many aspects of body metabolism.
  • Mild elevations in liver chemistry tests such as alanine transaminase and aspartate transaminase can reveal serious underlying conditions or have transient and benign etiologies.

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Syllabification: trans·am·i·nase

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