active carbon dioxide

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ac·tive car·bon di·ox·ide

, activated carbon dioxide
complex of N-carboxybiotin (biotin + CO2) and an enzyme; the form in which carbon dioxide is added to other molecules in carboxylations, for example, to methylcrotonyl-CoA to form β-methylglutaconyl in the catabolism of leucine, and to acetyl-CoA to form malonyl-CoA.
See also: acetyl-CoA carboxylase.
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