Definition of catabolite in English:

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catabolite

Pronunciation: /kəˈtabəˌlīt/

noun

Biochemistry
A product of catabolism.
Example sentences
  • In addition, human pDCs express indoleamine 2,3-deoxygenase, an enzyme generating tryptophan catabolites, which are powerful suppressors of T-cell responses.
  • Therefore, we tested the tryptophan catabolites, picolinic acid and quinolinic acid to see if they could reproduce the effects of IDO overexpression.
  • Finally, the conspicuous polychaete sponge Isodlctya erinacea produces the yellow pigment erebusinone, a tryptophan catabolite similar to catabolites regulating crustacean molting.

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Syllabification: ca·tab·o·lite

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