acetyl coenzyme A


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acetyl coenzyme A

n.
A compound, C25H38N7O17P3S, that functions as a coenzyme in many biological acetylation reactions and is formed as an intermediate in the oxidation of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Also called acetyl-coA.

acetyl coenzyme A

An important metabolic agent that transfers acetyl groups to the KREBS CYCLE and to various synthesizing pathways. Usually abbreviated to acetyl CoA.
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Schonheit, "Novel type of ADP-forming acetyl coenzyme A synthetase in hyperthermophilic Archaea: heterologous expression and characterization of isoenzymes from the sulfate reducer Archaeoglobus fulgidus and the methanogen Methanococcus jannaschii" Journal of Bacteriology, vol.