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ca·tab·o·lize

 (kə-tăb′ə-līz′)
intr. & tr.v. ca·tab·o·lized, ca·tab·o·liz·ing, ca·tab·o·liz·es
To undergo or cause to undergo catabolism.
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catabolize

(kəˈtæbəˌlaɪz) or

catabolise

vb (tr)
(General Physics) to subject to catabolism
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Verb1.catabolize - subject to catabolism
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
oxidise, oxidize, oxidate - add oxygen to or combine with oxygen
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In addition, the enzyme catabolizing lipoproteins is excreted in the urine; this exacerbates hyperlipidemia.
These mutations inhibit the mechanism of action of GAA, an enzyme responsible for catabolizing glycogen, resulting in accumulation of glycogen in the lysosomes of the cells.
In addition to catabolizing endogenously released histamine, DAO in the gut also breaks down dietary histamine to prevent its uptake into the blood (Schwelberger).
This variant is referred to as the lysosomal indigestion/constipation variant to highlight the lysosomal deficiency in catabolizing the light chains and their engorgement resulting from accumulation of monoclonal light chains.