What is the role of carbonic anhydrase in humans? Where is it operative?

Carbonic anhydrases is a class of enzymes which helps in rapid interconversion of carbon dioxide and water into carbonic acid, protons and bicarbonate ions. It is present in almost ten different forms and is widely found in several cells and tissues. One area where it is present is the RBC's where it helps in rapid exchange and transport of carbon dioxide. 

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