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Medical Term:

UDPglucuronate-bilirubin glucuronosyltransferase

Pronunciation: glu-kyu'ro-nat-bil'i-ru'bin glu-kyu'ron-o-sil-trans'fer-as


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

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