Aspartate transaminase (AST), also called aspartate aminotransferase is commonly known as sgot (AspAT/ASAT/AAT) or serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT), is a pyridoxal phosphate (PLP)-dependent transaminase enzyme (EC188.8.131.52). AST catalyzes the reversible transfer of an α-amino group between aspartate and glutamate and, as such, is an important enzyme in amino acid metabolism. AST is found in the liver, heart, skeletal muscle, kidneys, brain, and red blood cells, and it is commonly measured clinically as a marker for liver health.
AST; ASAT; AAT; SGOT
White to off white lyophilized powder.
Recombinant Human liver Aspartate Aminotransferase (EC 184.108.40.206) was expressed in E.coli.
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Store in tightly closed containers, desiccated, protected from light, at-30°C.
Aspartate transaminase; AST; aspartate aminotransferase; sgot AspAT; ASAT; AAT; serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase; SGOT; pyridoxal phosphate PLP-dependent transaminase enzyme; EC 220.127.116.11; 9000-97-9