Glucuronil transferasa

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Definición

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

Si el cuerpo no produce suficiente glucoronil transferasa, se puede presentar ictericia.

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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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