Malic enzyme

Definition

noun

The enzyme that catalyzes the oxidative decarboxylation of (S)-malate to pyruvate, with the concomitant release of carbon dioxide and conversion of NADP+ to NADPH.


Supplement

This enzyme catalyzes the chemical reaction as follows:

(S)-malate + NADP+ → pyruvate + CO2 + NADPH


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