pyruvate dehydrogenase

noun

Medical Definition of pyruvate dehydrogenase

: an enzyme that catalyzes the first step in the formation of acetyl coenzyme A from pyruvate by dehydrogenation in preparation for participation in the Krebs cycle

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“Pyruvate dehydrogenase.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pyruvate%20dehydrogenase. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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