orotidine-5'-phosphate decarboxylasemedical dictionary

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<cell biology> Orotidine-5'-phosphate carboxy-lyase. Catalyses the decarboxylation of orotidylic acid to yield uridylic acid in the final step of the pyrimidine nucleotide biosynthesis pathway.

Chemical name: Orotidine-5'-phosphate carboxy-lyase

Registry number: EC 4.1.1.23

(12 Dec 1998)