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an enzyme that catalyzes the removal of carbon dioxide from the carboxyl group of alpha amino keto acids.
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1. One of several carboxy-lyases, trivially named carboxylases or decarboxylases, 4.1.1.x), catalyzing the addition of CO2 to all or part of another molecule to create an additional -COOH group (for example, ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase).
2. Name occasionally applied to pyruvate decarboxylase.
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One of several carboxylyases catalyzing the addition of CO2 to another molecule to create an additional -COOH group.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
carboxylasean enzyme that assists in the CARBOXYLATION or decarboxylation of a SUBSTRATE (3).
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