acyl coenzyme A


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acyl coenzyme A

/ac·yl co·en·zyme A/ (a´sil ko-en´zīm) acyl CoA; a thiol ester of a carboxylic acid, particularly a long-chain fatty acid, and coenzyme A; its formation is the first step in fatty acid oxidation.
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Identification of a peroxisome proliferator-responsive element upstream of the human peroxisomal fatty acyl coenzyme A oxidase gene.