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phosphoenolpyruvic acid carboxykinase


Definition: an enzyme that catalyzes the reaction of oxaloacetate and GTP to form phosphoenolpyruvic acid, CO2, and GDP; a key enzyme in gluconeogenesis; the biosynthesis of this enzyme is decreased by insulin.

Synonym(s): phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase

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