decarboxylation

(redirected from Amino acid decarboxylase)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

de·car·box·yl·a·tion

 (dē′kär-bŏk′sə-lā′shən)
n.
Removal of a carboxyl group from a chemical compound, usually with hydrogen replacing it.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

decarboxylation

(ˌdiːkɑːˌbɒksɪˈleɪʃən)
n
(Biochemistry) the removal or loss of a carboxyl group from an organic compound
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.decarboxylation - the process of removing a carboxyl group from a chemical compound (usually replacing it with hydrogen)
chemical action, chemical change, chemical process - (chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
(2012) Eukaryotic-type aromatic amino acid decarboxylase from the root colonizer Pseudomonas putida is highly specific for 3,4-dihydroxyphenyl-L-alanine, an allelochemical in the rhizosphere.
Kong et al., "Correction of a rat model of Parkinson's disease by coexpression of tyrosine hydroxylase and aromatic amino acid decarboxylase from a helper virus-free herpes simplex virus type 1 vector," Human Gene Therapy, vol.
Another way to assay for amino acid decarboxylase is through the use of [sup.14]C-labelled substrates (Phan et al.