meaning of AANAT

AANAT meaning in Medical Dictionary

The synbol for enzyme arylalkylamine N-acetyltransferase and also for the gene that encodes it. AANAT occurs in animals, germs and yeast but in no other lifestyle organisms. AANAT is one of the large superfamily of acetyltransferase enzymes. AANAT is employed to create melatonin, a hormone that regulates the body's rounds of resting and waking.