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Substance Name: Carboxylase, phosphopyruvate (phosphate)
RN: 9067-77-0


  • An enzyme with high affinity for carbon dioxide. It catalyzes irreversibly the formation of oxaloacetate from phosphoenolpyruvate and carbon dioxide. This fixation of carbon dioxide in several bacteria and some plants is the first step in the biosynthesis of glucose. EC
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MeSH Heading

  • Phosphoenolpyruvate Carboxylase


  • EINECS 232-958-2

Systematic Name

  • Carboxylase, phosphopyruvate (phosphate)

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CAS Registry Number

  • 9067-77-0

System Generated Number

  • 0009067770