decarboxylate

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decarboxylate

[‚dē·kär′bäk·sə‚lāt]
(organic chemistry)
To remove the carboxyl radical, especially from amino acids and protein.
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1b] fraction isolated from a patient with glycogenose type I includes peaks that correspond to the [alpha]-chain (15 127 Da), the pyruvic acid adduct of the [beta]-chain (15 938 Da), and the latter's decarboxylated form (15 894 Da).
Additionally, the decarboxylated form of the pyruvated [beta]-chain (15 894 Da) is present.
The decarboxylation requires one proton per carboxylic group decarboxylated (Yan et al.
In general, benzoyl peroxide after heating can be decomposed with the formation of bentoyloxy and then decarboxylated to form phenyl radicals, inducing the reaction of radical polymerization in the solution system (13), (14).
The carbonic acid formed is very unstable and is decarboxylated immediately.
Amino acids are excluded from this definition, whereas acylglycine conjugates and some decarboxylated derivatives are included because of their common clinical interest.