catabolize


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catabolize

(kə-tăb′ə-līz′)
intr. & tr.v. catabo·lized, catabo·lizing, catabo·lizes
To undergo or cause to undergo catabolism.
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In the process of trying to catabolize them, the lysosomes burst and release their hydrolytic enzymes, leading to cytoplasmic vacuolization, apical blebbing, desquamation, and/or frank necrosis of the proximal tubular cells (Figures 3 through 9).
An important function of the kidneys is to re-absorb and catabolize small proteins, such as free light chains.
The gene responsible for the disorder has been localized to chromosome 3q.[1] The disorder is caused by an enzyme deficiency that results in an inability to catabolize homogentisic acid, an intermediary component in the metabolism of tyrosine and phenylalanine.
So, the difference between expanding and mature leaves may be a consequence of the lower capacity of expanding leaves to catabolize ABA.
Also, the myocardium is provided with endogenous nonenzymatic (i.e., glutathione, vitamins E and C, and [beta]-carotene [33], lipoic acid, ubiquinone, and urate) and enzymatic systems that catabolize ROS physiologically generated [25].
Most recently, an archaea strain known as Methanomassiliicoccus luminyensis B10 was found to be able to catabolize TMA.
Cho and Kaushik (1990) state that, great part of the energy requirement in fish is obtained from protein and lipid, and carnivorous fish need a high protein diet due to their great ability to metabolize protein associated with a limited ability to digest and catabolize carbohydrates.
It is believed that, through exudate enrichment of soil contaminated with large toxic compounds, root exudate can stimulate growth of subset populations of resident bacteria that catabolize toxins such as PAH to harmless materials used by the plant.
Because it is energetically more efficient to deposit lipids and to catabolize dietary carbohydrates directly (Blem 1976, Pond 1981), and because protein is routed into the protein component of tissues, the isotopic composition of the tissues of these bears will greatly underestimate the contribution of terrestrial sources to their diets.
Proximal tubules also catabolize proteins and excrete their peptides in urine.
Because no circadian rhythm is evident in healthy individuals, we can assume that if renal tubules are fully functional and catabolize the majority of freely filtered CST3, only small amounts of CST3 would be found in urine.
(29) MAO is an enzyme that catabolizes certain amines in the brain, such as serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine.