carnitine acetyltransferase


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car·ni·tine a·ce·tyl·trans·fer·ase

[MIM*600184]
an enzyme found in mitochondria that catalyzes the reversible transfer of an acetyl group from acetyl-CoA to carnitine, forming O-acetylcarnitine and coenzyme A. Acetylcarnitine is an important fuel source in sperm.
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L-carnitine has been reported to increase acetyl-CoA provision for fatty acid synthesis in the liver and for fatty acid and acetylcholine production in the brain (3,16), apparently through activation of the carnitine acetyltransferase pathway (3,16).
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Now, scientists from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, have discovered yet another key player in the complex mechanism of weight maintenance: a protein called carnitine acetyltransferase (Crat).