Example sentences for: decarboxylation

How can you use “decarboxylation” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • PEPCK catalyzes the reversible decarboxylation of oxaloacetate (OAA) to PEP.

  • Nematodes are believed to be unique among animals in utilizing the glyoxylate cycle to generate carbohydrates from the beta-oxidation of fatty acids (reviewed in [ 46 ] ). The glyoxylate pathway, generally found in plants and microorganisms, is similar to the citrate cycle, but relies on two critical enzymes, malate synthase and isocitrate lyase, to bypass two decarboxylation steps.

  • This decarboxylation is catalysed by the CLF as an activity independent of its role in influencing carbon chain length.

  • We concur with recent proposals that the major role of PEPCK in green tissues is decarboxylation of OAA during C4 photosynthesis in maize.

  • This enzyme has several proposed functions, such as gluco-neogenesis in germinating seeds, carbon recovery during senescence, nitrogen assimilation during seed development and decarboxylation of OAA in PEPCK-type C4 photosynthesis [ 36, 37].


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