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Aminotransferases (synonym: transaminases) – enzymes of a class of transferases (KF 2.6.1-classification number (code) of enzyme on the international hierarchical classification.), which catalyze reversible transfer of an amino group from amino acids on ketonic acids. Increase in activity of aminotransferases in blood serum is observed at some morbid conditions which are followed by destructive processes (for example, at a viral hepatitis, a myocardial infarction).

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