Definition of carboxykinase in English:

carboxykinase

noun

Biochemistry Chemistry
  • A kinase that removes a carboxyl group; specifically (in full "phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase") an enzyme that brings about the formation of phosphoenolpyruvate by the decarboxylation and phosphorylation of oxaloacetate, as one of the steps in gluconeogenesis in animals and in carbon fixation in plants.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta.

Pronunciation

carboxykinase

/kɑːˌbɒksɪˈkʌɪneɪz/