Definition of Phosphoenolpyruvic acid

1. Noun. (organic compound) The phosphate of the enol form of pyruvic acid; it is involved in glycolysis ¹



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Medical Definition of Phosphoenolpyruvic acid

1. CH2==C(OPO3H2)-COOH;the phosphoric ester of pyruvic acid in the latter's enol form; an intermediate in the conversion of glucose to pyruvic acid and an example of a high energy phosphate ester. Phosphoenolpyruvic acid carboxykinase, an enzyme that catalyses the reaction of oxaloacetate and GTP to form phosphoenolpyruvic acid, CO2, and GDP; a key enzyme in gluconeogenesis; the biosynthesis of this enzyme is decreased by insulin. Synonym: phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phosphoenolpyruvic Acid

phosphoenolpyruvate-cellobiose phosphotransferase
phosphoenolpyruvate-glucose phosphotransferase
phosphoenolpyruvate-maltose phosphotransferase
phosphoenolpyruvate-mannose phosphotransferase
phosphoenolpyruvate-protein phosphotransferase
phosphoenolpyruvate-sorbose phosphotransferase
phosphoenolpyruvate-trehalose phosphotransferase
phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase
phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase (ATP)
phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase (GTP)
phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase
phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase kinase
phosphoenolpyruvate mutase
phosphoenolpyruvate sugar phosphotransferase system
phosphoenolpyruvates
phosphoenolpyruvic acid (current term)
phosphoethanolamine
phosphoethanolamine methyltransferase
phosphoethanolamines
phosphoferrite
phosphofibrite
phosphofructaldolase
phosphofructokinase
phosphofructokinase phosphatase
phosphofructokinases
phosphofructotransferase
phosphogalactoisomerase
phosphogartrellite
phosphoglucoisomerase
phosphoglucoisomerases

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