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pyruvate decarboxylase


Definition: a thiamin-pyrophosphate–dependent carboxylase of yeast catalyzing decarboxylation of a 2-oxoacid (pyruvate) to an aldehyde (acetaldehyde) without oxidoreduction and without lipoamide, in contrast to pyruvate dehydrogenase (lipoamide).

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