Acetoacetate decarboxylase | definition of acetoacetate decarboxylase by Medical dictionary
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ac·e·to·ac·e·tate de·car·box·yl·ase [EC 18.104.22.168]
a carboxy-lyase cleaving CO2 from acetoacetate to form acetone.
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Acetone is formed in the body mainly by the spontaneous decarboxylation of acetoacetate and, to a lesser degree, by the enzymatic conversion of acetoacetate to acetone via the enzyme acetoacetate decarboxylase