Definition of transaminase in US English:



  • An enzyme that catalyzes a particular transamination reaction.

    with modifier ‘the activity of aspartate transaminase’
    • ‘Concentrations of serum creatine kinase, transaminases, urea, and creatinine may be raised, and bicarbonate may be reduced.’
    • ‘Mild elevations in liver chemistry tests such as alanine transaminase and aspartate transaminase can reveal serious underlying conditions or have transient and benign etiologies.’
    • ‘Liver function tests routinely combine markers of function (albumin and bilirubin) with markers of liver damage (alanine transaminase, alkaline phosphatase, and glutamyl transferase).’
    • ‘Aspartate transaminase is an enzyme that plays a role in many aspects of body metabolism.’
    • ‘Blood tests showed raised levels of aspartate transaminase, alkaline phosphatase and bilirubin, confirming liver damage.’