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catabolite Line breaks: ca¦tab¦ol|ite
Pronunciation: /kəˈtabəlʌɪt/

Definition of catabolite in English:


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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