Pyruvate Decarboxylase


2 Oxo Acid Carboxy Lyase

2-Oxo Acid Carboxy-Lyase

Acid Carboxy-Lyase, 2-Oxo

Carboxy-Lyase, 2-Oxo Acid

Carboxylase, alpha-Ketoacid

Decarboxylase, Pyruvate

Decarboxylase, Pyruvic

Pyruvic Decarboxylase

alpha Carboxylase

alpha Ketoacid Carboxylase


alpha-Ketoacid Carboxylase

Catalyzes the decarboxylation of an alpha keto acid to an aldehyde and carbon dioxide. Thiamine pyrophosphate is an essential cofactor. In lower organisms, which ferment glucose to ethanol and carbon dioxide, the enzyme irreversibly decarboxylates pyruvate to acetaldehyde. EC