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  1. Alanine transaminase

    Alanine transaminase or ALT is a transaminase enzyme. It is also called serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase or alanine aminotransferase. ALT is found in serum and in various bodily tissues, but is most commonly associated with the liver. It catalyzes the two parts of the alanine cycle.

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  1. Alanine Transaminase

    An enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of L-alanine and 2-oxoglutarate to pyruvate and L-glutamate. (From Enzyme Nomenclature, 1992) EC 2.6.1.2.


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