stearyl-CoA

ste·a·ryl-CoA

, stearyl-coenzyme A (stē'ă-ril),
The coenzyme A thioester of stearic acid; precursor to oleic acid and, in the brain, the C22 and C24 fatty acids present in sphingomyelins; in the brain, use of stearyl-CoA increases during myelination.
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Transcriptional differences of four of these genes, adipocyte fatty acid binding protein (aP2), stearyl-CoA desaturase (SCD), sterol regulatory element binding transcription factor 1 (SREBF1) and lipoprotein lipase (LPL) were confirmed using SYBR Green quantitative RT-PCR technology.