acetyl phosphate

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a·ce·tyl phos·phate

a "high-energy" phosphate that acts as an acetyl donor in the metabolism of various bacteria.
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An alternative regulatory mechanism via acetyl phosphate regulatory pathways is proposed, since it has been shown to regulate the expression of outer membrane proteins (OmpF and OmpC).
Increased level of acetyl phosphate affected the expression of numerous genes that are involved in the biofilm formation (Wolfe et al 2003).