Medical Definition of Aspartate aminotransferase

1. An enzyme present in hepatocytes and myocytes that catalyses the reversible transfer of an amine group from l-glutamic acid to oxaloacetic acid, forming alpha-ketoglutaric acid and l-aspartic acid. It is raised in conditions that affect the heart and liver such as viral hepatitis and myocardial infarction. Following damage to these cells, the enzyme is released into the blood where the level can be measured. Synonym: aspartate transaminase, glutamic-aspartic transaminase, glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase, serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase. Acronym: AST, SGOT (08 Aug 2003)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aspartate Aminotransferase

asparaguslike
aspargine
asparkle
asparmide
aspartame
aspartames
aspartase
aspartate
aspartate-alpha-decarboxylase
aspartate-ammonia ligase
aspartate-semialdehyde dehydrogenase
aspartate-tRNA ligase
aspartate 1-decarboxylase
aspartate 4-decarboxylase
aspartate N-acetyltransferase
aspartate aminotransferase (current term)
aspartate ammonia-lyase
aspartate carbamoyltransferase
aspartate kinase
aspartate transaminase
aspartates
aspartic
aspartic acid
aspartic acid 2-oxoglutarate-dependent dioxygenase
aspartic proteinases
aspartokinase
aspartokinase homoserine dehydrogenase
aspartokinases
aspartyl
aspartylglucosamine

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