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Okay so pyruvate carboxylase is a ligase-class enzyme, meaning it forms covalent bonds. What we see is that pyruvate is carboxylated into oxaloacetate by pyruvate carboxylase, here's our proposed reaction, What this does is replenish mitochondrial oxaloacetate levels, because when we switch into lipogenesis, TCA intermediates must be shuttled into the ...

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