Glucuronil transferasa

Definición

Es una enzima hepática que convierte la bilirrubina en una forma que puede ser eliminada del cuerpo a través de la bilis. 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.

Revision

Last reviewed 4/13/2013 by Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.

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