acetyl coenzyme a

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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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