Acetyl-CoA acetyltransferase | definition of acetyl-CoA acetyltransferase by Medical dictionary
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 22.214.171.124]) 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)
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from bovine liver mitochondria.