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

  • n. The introduction of a carboxyl group into a compound or molecule.

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  • n. Any reaction that introduces a carboxylic acid into a molecule


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  • As we saw in chapter 3, vitamin K is important for both blood clotting and bone formation through its action as a cofactor in the carboxylation of certain proteins.

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  • Acclimation to elevated CO2 levels can occur through one or more of three processes of leaf-level carbon assimilation: carboxylation, light harvest, and carbohydrate synthesis [93].

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  • Cardon dioxide itself is fixed by the enzyme Rubisco, catalysing the carboxylation of ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate.

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  • It has included the biological functions of vitamin B1, oxidative phosphorylation, the reductive carboxylation of ketoglutaric and pyruvic acids, the photochemical reduction of pyridine nucleotides in photosynthesis, condensing enzyme - which is the key enzyme of the Krebs citric acid cycle, polynucleotide phosphorylase and the genetic code.

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  • Recent scientific and technological developments in the electrochemical carboxylation based on carbon dioxide

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  • Main Group elements - and transition metal-promoted carboxylation of organic substrates (alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, aromatics and others)

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  • For our bones to be optimally healthy, one of the proteins found in bone-a protein called osteocalcin-needs to be chemically altered through the process of carboxylation.

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  • For MGP to function in this way, it must first be present in its carboxylated form; vitamin K is required for this carboxylation process.

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  • What provides them with this "stickiness" is a chemical event called carboxylation.

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  • A second mechanism involves the role of vitamin K in a process called carboxylation.

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