decarboxylase decarboxylase

Definition(s):

  • (n) any of the enzymes that hydrolize the carboxyl group

News

  • Type 1 diabetes in adults: Antibody affinity is decisive

    Patients with LADA -- a form of autoimmune type 1 diabetes in adulthood -- can be distinguished from patients with non-autoimmune type 2 diabetes by means of the antibody reaction affinity to the enzyme glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD). Scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen have reported in the journal Diabetes Care that high-affinity GAD antibodies are found in patients who produce ...
    on March 11, 2014     Source: EurekAlert!

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