3-oxoacid-CoA transferase

(redirected from acetoacetyl-succinic thiophorase)

3-ox·o·ac·id-CoA trans·fer·ase

(ok'sō-as'id trans'fĕr-ās),
An enzyme catalyzing the reversible conversion of acetoacetyl-CoA and succinate into succinyl-CoA and acetoacetate; malonyl-CoA can substitute for succinyl-CoA and a few other 3-oxo acids for the acetoacetate; an important step in order for the ketone bodies to serve as a fuel for extrahepatic tissues.