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Glucuronyl transferase

Definition

Glucuronyl transferase is a liver enzyme . It changes bilirubin into a form that can be removed from the body through the bile . It also changes some hormones, medicines, and toxins into non-harmful products.

The skin can take on a yellow color (jaundice) if the body does not produce enough glucuronyl transferase.

References

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

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