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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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The cholesterol catabolizing enzymes of the archaea are dependent on actinides.
But the metabolic rate had fallen for those in the group receiving beta-blockers, and they were producing more protein than they were catabolizing.
Limiting the work-out period to an hour or less keeps the body from catabolizing muscle protein for the amino acids it will convert to glucose via the liver.
This stress-inducible enzyme controls the deleterious effect of large amounts of free heme, catabolizing this porfirin in biliverdin, carbon monoxide, and free iron, which are addressed, both directly and indirectly, as cytoprotective agents [10].