Medical Specialty >> Gastroenterology

Doctors Lounge - Gastroenterology Answers

Back to Gastroenterology Answers List

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Doctors Lounge ( does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided on is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. Please read our 'Terms and Conditions of Use' carefully before using this site.

Date of last update: 10/15/2017.

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.

| Check a doctor's response to similar questions

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us