ASPARTATE AMINOTRANSFERASE

an enzyme thought to be involved in muscular dystrophy. Increased levels in the blood yield a clinical sign of this disease, as is damage to the heart and liver, for example, in cases of jaundice or myocardial infarction. The formerly used name of this enzyme was glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase. Also known as aspartate transaminase.

ASPARTATE AMINOTRANSFERASE: "Aspartate aminotransferase is an enzyme that if produced at high levels in the body, signals muscular dystrophy. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ASPARTATE AMINOTRANSFERASE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/aspartate-aminotransferase/ (accessed August 3, 2020).
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