pyruvate decarboxylase

noun

Medical Definition of 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pyruvate%20decarboxylase. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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