"Pyruvate Decarboxylase" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Catalyzes the decarboxylation of an alpha keto acid to an aldehyde and carbon dioxide. Thiamine pyrophosphate is an essential cofactor. In lower organisms, which ferment glucose to ethanol and carbon dioxide, the enzyme irreversibly decarboxylates pyruvate to acetaldehyde. EC 18.104.22.168.
- Pyruvate Decarboxylase
- Decarboxylase, Pyruvate
- alpha Carboxylase
- Pyruvic Decarboxylase
- Decarboxylase, Pyruvic
- 2-Oxo Acid Carboxy-Lyase
- 2 Oxo Acid Carboxy Lyase
- Acid Carboxy-Lyase, 2-Oxo
- Carboxy-Lyase, 2-Oxo Acid
- alpha-Ketoacid Carboxylase
- Carboxylase, alpha-Ketoacid
- alpha Ketoacid Carboxylase
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