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Descriptor in English: Transaminases
Descriptor in Spanish: Transaminasas
Descriptor in Portuguese: Transaminases
Descriptor in French: Transaminases
Entry term(s): Aminotransferases
Tree number(s): D08.811.913.477.700
Scope note: A subclass of enzymes of the transferase class that catalyze the transfer of an amino group from a donor (generally an amino acid) to an acceptor (generally a 2-keto acid). Most of these enzymes are pyridoxyl phosphate proteins. (Dorland, 28th ed) EC 2.6.1.
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
DE drug effects
DF deficiency
EC economics
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PH physiology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UL ultrastructure
UR urine
History Note: 98(63)
DeCS UI: 650
Descriptor UI: D000637
Date Established: 1998/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2006/07/05
Transaminases - Preferred
Concept UI M0000972
Scope note A subclass of enzymes of the transferase class that catalyze the transfer of an amino group from a donor (generally an amino acid) to an acceptor (generally a 2-keto acid). Most of these enzymes are pyridoxyl phosphate proteins. (Dorland, 28th ed) EC 2.6.1.
Preferred term Transaminases
Entry term(s) Aminotransferases



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