Carboxylase

Carboxylase

1. One of several carboxy-lyases, trivially named carboxylases or decarboxylases (EC subclass 4.1.1), catalyzing the addition of co2 to all or part of another molecule to create an additional -COOH group (e.g., ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase).

2. Obsolete name for pyruvate decarboxylase.

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