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 (kär-bŏk′sə-lās′, -lāz′)
Any of various enzymes that catalyze the addition of a carboxyl group.


(Biochemistry) any enzyme that catalyses the release of carbon dioxide from certain acids


(kɑrˈbɒk səˌleɪs, -ˌleɪz)

any of the class of enzymes that catalyze the release of carbon dioxide from the carboxyl group of certain organic acids.
[< German (1911)]
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Secondly, candidate ligases, carboxylases and the cognate acyltransferase domains that specifically recruit the unusual extender units will be studied in vitro for substrate specificity and for their ability to accept non-natural substrates bearing chemical functionality.
Biotin is known to play an essential role in metabolic pathways such as gluconeogenesis and fatty acid synthesis by acting as a prosthetic group for carboxylases.
Differencial activation of recombinant human acetyl-CoA carboxylases 1 and 2 by citrate.
In humans, biotin is a coenzyme for 4 important carboxylases in fatty acid synthesis, branched-chain amino acid catabolism, and gluconeogenesis (4, 5).
It is an important cofactor to several enzymes, including acetyl CoA carboxylase and other carboxylases.
Structural similarity and functional differences between invertebrate and vertebrate carboxylases: expression and characterization of recombinant vitamin K-dependent [beta]-glutamyl carboxylase from Conus textile.
Biotin is a cofactor in metabolic reactions which require carboxylases.
Given the functional similarity of mammalian vitamin K-dependent carboxylases and the vitamin K-dependent carboxylase from Conus textile, we hypothesized that structurally conserved regions would identify sequences critical to this common functionality.
The current study suggests the presence of an association among milk production and genetic polymorphism in the exon I region of Acetyl Coenzyme A Carboxylase a (ACACA) in Iranian indigenous Mahabadi goat.