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decarboxylase

 [de″kahr-bok´sĭ-lās]
any of the lyase class of enzymes that catalyze the removal of a carbon dioxide molecule from a compound.

de·car·box·yl·ase

(dē'kar-bok'sil-ās),
Any enzyme that removes a molecule of carbon dioxide from a carboxylic group (for example, from an α-amino acid, converting it into an amine).

decarboxylase

/de·car·box·y·lase/ (de″kahr-bok´sĭ-lās) any enzyme of the lyase class that catalyzes the removal of a carbon dioxide molecule from carboxylic acids.

de·car·box·yl·ase

(dē'kahr-bok'sil-ās)
Any enzyme (EC subclass 4.1.1) that removes a molecule of carbon dioxide from a carboxylic group.

decarboxylase

any of the lyase class of enzymes that catalyze the removal of a carbon dioxide molecule from a compound.

decarboxylase test
tests for the identification of bacteria, based on the production of ammonia from lysine, ornithine or arginine. In a positive result, the alkaline product is indicated by bromocresol purple.
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Glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD) and y-aminobutyric acid transaminase (GABA-T) are the GABA synthesizing and metabolizing enzymes, respectively (Sherif and Ahmed 1995).
The enzyme S-adenosyl-L-methionine decarboxylase (AMDC), which regulates SMD and SM biosynthesis, probably plays a major role in the process of chronic benign keratinocytic proliferation.
That is, rather than making 2-oxoglutarate dehydrogenase, these bacteria produce both 2-oxoglutarate decarboxylase and succinic semialdehyde dehydrogenase.
This study was to investigate the change in two forms of glutamic acid decarboxylase (GABA synthesized enzymes) GADgs and GA[D.
Glutamate decarboxylase (GAD) is the unique enzyme to catalyze the conversion of L-glutamate or its salts to GABA through the single-step a-decarboxylation [14,15].
Pseudohypoparathyroidism Type-II with Striopallidodentate calcification with positive anti glutamic acid decarboxylase antibody and seizures.
In the case of NLX-P101, the glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD) gene was used because it makes a neurotransmitter known as GABA that helps reduce the excessive neuronal activity that causes loss of movement coordination in Parkinson's patients.