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Medical Term:

΄-aminobutyrate aminotransferase

Pronunciation: ă-mē′nō-bū-ter-āt as′id ă-mē′nō-tranz′fĕr-ās

Definition: An enzyme that catalyzes the reversible transfer of an amino group from ΄-aminobutyrate to 2-oxoglutarate, thus forming an l-glutarate acid and succinate semialdehyde (an important step in the catabolism of ΄-aminobutyrate).

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