from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An enzyme that catalyzes a carboxylation or decarboxylation reaction.

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  • n. Any enzyme that catalyzes either a carboxylation or decarboxylation reaction


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  • Deficiencies of pyruvate dehydrogenase (PDH) and pyruvate carboxylase (PDH and PC); Leigh syndrome

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  • In the initial step of the Calvin Cycle, carbon dioxide (from the atmosphere) reacts with a five-carbon compound, ribulose bisphosphate (RuBP), in a reaction that is catalyzed by the enzyme RuBP carboxylase/oxygenase ( "RuBisco").


  • The physical separation of H - from D-labeled molecules made possible by their different rates of reaction was used to establish that the transfer of hydrogen in G6P isomerase was intramolecular9 and that the site of attachment of CO2 to ribulose-1, 5-P2 to produce two molecules of phosphoglyceric acid had to be to C-2 rather than C-4 in the RUDP carboxylase reaction47.

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  • In this path CO2 is converted to phosphoglycerate via the enzyme RuBisCO Ribulose biphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase.

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  • Genes encoding plastid acetyl-Co-A carboxylase . . . and the evolutionary history of wheat.

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  • At the same time, acetyl-CoA carboxylase (an enzyme needed for fatty acid synthesis) was inactivated and there was activation of PPARa (a protein that modulates fat metabolism), acyl-CoA oxidase (an enzyme that plays a role in fatty acid metabolism), and carnitine palmitoyltransferase-1A (an enzyme needed for the breakdown of fatty acids) in the liver.

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  • State and his team found a family with TS with a rare mutation in a gene called 1-histidine de carboxylase (HDC). - latest science and technology news stories

  • The expression of the enzymes glutamine synthetase and pyruvate carboxylase along with glial glutamate transporters

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  • Pharmacological normalization of lipid abundance in DCs with an inhibitor of acetyl-CoA carboxylase restored the functional activity of DCs and substantially enhanced the effects of cancer vaccines.

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  • Since vitamin K is required for proper activity of the carboxylase enzyme that allows carboxylation of the osteocalcin proteins in our bone, vitamin K can restore these bone proteins to their proper place in our bone structure and strengthen the composition of the bone.

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