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aspartate aminotransferase

 

Definition: an enzyme catalyzing the reversible transfer of an amine group from l-glutamate to oxaloacetate, forming α-ketoglutarate and l-aspartate; an aid in diagnosing viral hepatitis and myocardial infarction.

Synonym(s): aspartate transaminase, glutamic-aspartic transaminase, glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase, serum glutamic:oxaloacetic transaminase

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