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Forum Name: Liver Diseases

Question: aminotransferase

 DayDreamWriting - Sun Feb 02, 2003 7:16 pm


<enzyme> A family of enzymes that catalyse the transfer of an amino group from an alpha-amino acid to an alpha-keto acid, as in the transfer from glutamic acid to oxaloacetic acid, to form aspartic acid and alpha ketoglutarate.

One reactant is often glutamic acid and the reactions employ pyridoxal phosphate as co-enzyme.

I am trying to get information about Alanine but keep finding references to Alanine Aminotransferase.

Anyone have some detailed (plain english) information about Aminotransferase?

 Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Mon Feb 03, 2003 2:08 pm

User avatar Dear guest,

i searched the web (not extinsively though) and this is one of the fewest sites that talk about most of the aminotransferases.

Click here!
 DayDreamWriting - Mon Feb 03, 2003 6:02 pm

Thanks alot for the link.

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