Glucuronyl transferase is a liver enzyme. It changes bilirubin into a form that can be removed through the bile. It also changes some hormones, medicines, and toxins into non-harmful products.
If the body does not produce enough glucuronyl transferase, jaundice can occur.
Pratt DS. Liver chemistry and function tests. In: Feldman M, Friedman LS, Brandt LJ, eds. Sleisenger & Fordtran's Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease. 9th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2010:chap 73.
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