Aminotransferases are a group of enzymes that mediate the transfer of amino groups between molecules. They are important for the metabolism of proteins, and play a crucial role in many metabolic pathways, such as the urea cycle, gluconeogenesis, amino acid synthesis and degradation. Dysregulation of aminotransferases can lead to metabolic disorders, such as diabetes and fatty liver, and can contribute to disease states, including some types of cancer. Clinically, aminotransferases are used as biomarkers for liver health and are useful for diagnosing and monitoring many diseases. This makes understanding their roles and regulation of their activity essential for improving the health of individuals and societies.

From: International Journal of Amino Acids

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Editor: Julia Piccoli, University of Sao Paulo-UNESP
Publication Type: Open Access Journal
Description: International Journal of Amino Acids encourages author to submit manuscripts to the journal for evaluation, from all fields of amino acid and protein research: analysis, separation, synthesis, biosynthesis, cross linking amino acids, racemization/enantiomers, modification of amino acids as phosphorylation, methylation, acetylation of amino acids.