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Medical Term:

UDPglucuronate-bilirubin glucuronosyltransferase

Pronunciation: glū-kyū′rō-nāt-bil′i-rū′bin glū-kyū′ron-ō-sil-trans′fĕr-ās

Definition: Hepatic transferases that catalyze the transfer of the glucuronic moiety of UDP-glucuronic acid to bilirubin or bilirubin glucuronide, thus producing UDP and either bilirubin-glucoronoside or bilirubin bisglucuronoside, respectively; these bile conjugates are then secreted into the bile.

Synonym(s): UDPglucuronate-bilirubinglucuronoside glucuronosyltransferase