Carbonic anhydrase

Carbonic anhydrase (coal anhydrase) - the enzyme that catalyzes the reversible reaction collapse of carbonic acid: H2CO3 = CO2 + N2O.
Found primarily in red blood cells and is involved in tissue respiration. Activity carboangidraza in the blood and other tissues decreases with sepsis, severe toxic forms of scarlet fever, increases in conditions of starvation and diseases of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. Cm. also Enzymes.