Definition of carbonic anhydrase in English:

carbonic anhydrase

Line breaks: car|bon¦ic anhydrase
Pronunciation: /anˈhʌɪdreɪz


[mass noun] Biochemistry
  • An enzyme that catalyses the interconversion of dissolved bicarbonates and carbon dioxide.
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    • Without the enzyme carbonic anhydrase the dehydration and hydration of carbon dioxide is a rather slow reaction.
    • Cellular carbonic anhydrase then catalyzes the reverse of reaction 17, leading to release of CO 2 from erythrocytes.
    • Two intracellular enzymes that may support active ion transport across crustacean gills are carbonic anhydrase and arginine kinase.

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