Medical Definition of Glutamic-aspartic transaminase

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 Glutamic-aspartic Transaminase

glutamate aminotransferase
glutamate decarboxylase
glutamate dehydrogenase
glutamate dehydrogenase (NADP+)
glutamate dehydrogenases
glutamate formiminotransferase
glutamate gamma-semialdehyde
glutamate permease
glutamate racemase
glutamate receptor
glutamate synthase
glutamate translocase
glutamic-aspartic transaminase (current term)
glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase
glutamic-pyruvic transaminase
glutamic acid
glutamic acid dehydrogenases
glutamic acid hydrochloride
glutamic oxalacetic transaminase
glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase
glutamine-fructose-6-phosphate transaminase (isomerizing)
glutamine-pyruvate aminotransferase

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