AST is an enzyme found mostly in the heart and liver. When liver or muscle cells are injured, they release AST into the blood. It also may be released from red blood cells if those cells are damaged when blood is being drawn.
Aspartate aminotransferase, an enzyme normally present in liver and heart cells. AST is released into blood when the liver or heart is damaged. The blood AST levels are thus elevated with liver damage (for example, from viral hepatitis) or with an insult to the heart (for example, from a heart attack). Some medications can also raise AST levels. AST is also known as serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT). Androgen suppression therapy. See: Androgen suppression.
Aspartate aminotransferase - a protein which, when found in the blood in elevated quantities, generally indicates liver damage (although less specific for liver damage than ALT).
aspartate transaminase. See transaminase.
Aspartate aminotransferase, an enzyme found in red blood cells, the liver and other organs which can be measured to detect liver damage.
Abbreviation for aspartate aminotransferase, a liver enzyme.
Aspartate amino-transferase, also called GOT. a measurement of liver metabolism. See "How is Lupus Diagnosed?"
See Aspartate aminotransferase.
Aspartate aminotransferase. A blood test used to detect liver inflammation.
AST (aspartate aminotransferase) also called SGOT (serum glutamine-oxaloacetate transaminase) is an enzyme used primarily to detect liver disease.
aspartate aminotransferase the enzyme that catalyzes the reaction of aspartate with 2-oxoglutarate to give glutamate and oxaloacetate. Its concentration in blood may be raised in liver and heart diseases that are associated with damage to those tissues. Normal AST levels range from 8 to 20 U/l. AST levels fluctuate in response to the extent of cellular necrosis.
An enzyme produced by organs usually in response to inflammation or damage. Elevated (high) AST levels may indicate liver damage or damage to other organs (A heart attack, for example, will increase the level of AST in the blood).
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(Aspartate Aminotransferase): To investigate damage to liver, cardiac or skeletal muscle
(aspartate aminotransaminase): a liver enzyme that plays a role in protein metabolism, like ALT. Elevated serum levels of AST are a sign of liver damage from disease or drugs.