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acetyl CoA/ac·e·tyl CoA/ (as´ĕ-til) (as´ĕ-tēl″ ko-a´) acetyl coenzyme A.
acetyl(as'et-il) (a-set'il) [ aceto- + -yl]
CH3CO, a univalent radical.
acetyl CoAAcetylcoenzyme A.
A dietary supplement (a form of L-carnitine) promoted for its positive effects on fat (esp. triglyceride) metabolism and Alzheimer's disease.
key intermediate in aerobic intermediary metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids and some amino acids. Allosteric regulator of the activity of the pyruvate dehydrogenase complex and pyruvate carboxylase. Present in low concentrations but with high turnover. Dependent on B-group vitamin, pantothenic acid for structure of coenzyme A.