pyruvate decarboxylase


: a lyase that catalyzes the first step in the final stage of alcoholic fermentation involving the decarboxylation of pyruvate to form an aldehyde and carbon dioxide

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“Pyruvate decarboxylase.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

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