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Carbonate dehydratase

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Carbonate dehydratase

(Science: enzyme) a zinc-containing enzyme of erythrocytes with molecular weight of 30 kd. It is among the most active of known enzymes and catalyses the reversible hydration of carbon dioxide, which is significant in the transport of co2 from the tissues to the lungs. The enzyme is inhibited by acetazolamide.

chemical name: carbonate hydro-lyase

registry number: EC 4.2.1.1