(b) The pyruvic acid is then decomposed by carboxylase yielding aldehyde and carbon dioxide (equation 2, p. 109).
With regard to the relation of carboxylase to the process of alcoholic fermentation, nothing definite is yet known.
A comparison of the conditions of action of carboxylase and zymase has revealed several interesting points of difference.
carboxylase car·box·yl·ase (kär-bŏk'sə-lās', -lāz')
An enzyme that catalyzes a carboxylation or decarboxylation reaction.