Acetyl-CoA thiolase | definition of acetyl-CoA thiolase by Medical dictionary
acetyl-CoA acetyltransferase (redirected from acetyl-CoA thiolase)
an acetyltransferase forming acetoacetyl-CoA from two molecules of acetyl-CoA, releasing one CoA. A key step in ketogenesis and sterol synthesis.
thiolase An obsolete generic term for any enzyme (e.g., acetyl CoA acetyltransferase [EC 188.8.131.52]) which catalyses a reaction between a compound, R–R’, and a thiol, R’–SH, forming R–S–R’ and R'–H.
a·ce·tyl-CoA a·ce·tyl·trans·fer·ase (as'ĕ-til as'e-til-trans'fĕr-ās)