carbonic anhydrase

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carbonic anhydrase

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(Biochemistry) an enzyme in blood cells that catalyses the decomposition of carbonic acid into carbon dioxide and water, facilitating the transport of carbon dioxide from the tissues to the lungs
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Two pivotal adaptations related to maintaining intracellular pH homeostasis in an acidic environment, have recently received significant attention: (1) the presence of chronic autophagy in tumors and (2) the overexpression of carbonic anhydrases (CAs), mainly CA IX and CA XII.
The carbonic anhydrases (CA), members of the zinc metalloprotein family, are enzymes which catalyze the interconversion of carbon dioxide and water to bicarbonate and hydrogen ions.
Hydroides elegans carbonic anhydrases 1 and 2 (HeCAl and HeCA2, respectively) were 2 of 12 HeCA genes identified from recovered contigs in the transcriptomes.
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The proteins, enzymes called carbonic anhydrases, split CO2 into bicarbonate and protons.
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