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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

Glucuronyl transferase. Taber's Medical Dictionary Online. www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/738252/0/glucuronyl_transferase?q=Glucuronyl%20transferase&ti=0. Accessed June 11, 2017.

Pincus MR, Tierno PM, Gleeson E, Bowne WB, Bluth MH. Evaluation of liver function. In: McPherson RA, Pincus MR, eds. Henry's Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods. 23rd ed. St Louis, MO: Elsevier; 2017:chap 21.