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Gamma glutamyl transpeptidase

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gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase --> gamma-glutamyltransferase

(Science: enzyme) An enzyme that catalyses reversibly the transfer of a glutamyl group from a glutamyl-peptide and an amino acid to a peptide and a glutamyl-amino acid. It is often elevated above normal in hepatitis and other conditions that cause chemical liver damage.

chemical name: (5-L-Glutamyl)-peptide:amino-acid 5-glutamyltransferase

registry number: EC 2.3.2.2

Acronym: ggt