Glucuronil transferasa

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Definición

Es una 

 hepática que convierte la  en una forma que puede ser eliminada del cuerpo a través de la . Esta enzima también convierte algunas hormonas, medicamentos y toxinas en productos inofensivos.

La piel puede tomar una coloración amarilla (ictericia) si el cuerpo no produce suficiente glucoronil transferasa.

Referencias

Pratt DS. Liver chemistry and function tests. In: Feldman M, Friedman LS, Brandt LJ, eds. Sleisenger & Fordtran’s Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease. 9th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2010:chap 73.

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