acetyl coenzyme a

acetyl-coenzyme A

[uh-seet-l-koh-en-zahym, uh-set-, as-i-tl-]
noun Biochemistry.
the acetylated form of coenzyme A, formed as an intermediate in the oxidation of carbohydrates, fats, and protein in animal metabolism.
Also called acetyl-CoA [uh-seet-l-koh-ey, uh-set-, as-i-tl-] .


Origin:
1950–55

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acetyl coenzyme A n.
Abbr. acetyl CoA

  1. An organic compound in which an acetyl group is attached to CoA.

  2. A compound that functions as a coenzyme in many biological acetylation reactions and is formed as an intermediate in the oxidation of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.

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acetyl coenzyme A  
A compound that functions as a coenzyme in many biological reactions. It is formed as an intermediate step in the oxidation of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Also called acetyl CoA. Chemical formula: C23H38N7O17P3S.
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