Definition of Decarboxylase

1. Noun. Any of the enzymes that hydrolize the carboxyl group.

Generic synonyms: Enzyme



Definition of Decarboxylase

1. Noun. (enzyme) Any enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of a carboxyl group, effectively removing carbon dioxide from a compound. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Decarboxylase

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Decarboxylase

1. Any enzyme (EC subclass 4.1.1) that removes a molecule of carbon dioxide from a carboxylic group (e.g., from an alpha-amino acid, converting it into an amine). (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Decarboxylase

decarbonize
decarbonized
decarbonizer
decarbonizers
decarbonizes
decarbonizing
decarbonylase
decarbonylate
decarbonylated
decarbonylates
decarbonylating
decarbonylation
decarbonylations
decarbonylative
decarbopalladation
decarboxylase (current term)
decarboxylases
decarboxylate
decarboxylated
decarboxylated dopa
decarboxylates
decarboxylating
decarboxylation
decarboxylations
decarboxylative
decarbs
decarburise
decarburization
decarburize
decarburized

Literary usage of Decarboxylase

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1. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"Evaluation of Anti-inflammatory Drugs Based upon the Inhibition of Matrix-Induced Ornithine decarboxylase Activity during Connective Tissue Proliferation ..."

2. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"The results of the decarboxylase tests, as shown in Table 3, indicate that glutamic acid decarboxylase was possessed by all of the strains, ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"... decarboxylase. Double reciprocal plots of substrate and velocity in the presence of inhibitors. (A) Varying concentrations of allopurinol ribonucleotide ..."

4. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"NNK, the more potent compared to NNN, causes a further increase in (3H)dT uptake, cell count and ornithine decarboxylase activity. ..."

5. Emf Science Review Symposium: Breakout Group Reports for Theoretical edited by Mary S. Wolfe, Christopher J. Portier (1997)
""Ornithine decarboxylase activity in animals exposed to different doses of Enu and EMF." The Annual Review of Research on Biological Effects of Electric and ..."

6. Gene Expression in Algae and Fungi Including Yeast: Bibliography January by Janet Saunders, Robert D. Warmbrodt (2001)
"The expression level of the alpha- acetolactate decarboxylase gene of the ... decarboxylase activity of the ..."

7. Anabolic Steroid Abuse by Geraline C. Lin (1996)
"... and ornithine decarboxylase gene expression in mouse kidney. Endocrinology 116:226-233, 1985. Mainwaring, WIP The Mechanism of Action of Androgens. ..."

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