Definition of carboxylase in English:

carboxylase

Syllabification: car·box·yl·ase
Pronunciation: /kärˈbäksəˌlās, -ˌlāz
 
/

noun

Biochemistry
An enzyme that catalyzes the addition of a carboxyl group to a specified substrate.
More example sentences
  • Chlorophyll contents, as well as concentrations of the carboxylation enzymes Rubisco and phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase, are lower in aquatic compared with terrestrial leaves of amphibious plants.
  • Phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase catalyses the carboxylation of PEP to form oxaloacetate.
  • Within skeletal muscle and heart activation of AMPK leads to the phosphorylation and inhibition of acetyl-CoA carboxylase.

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