the acetylated form of coenzyme A, formed as an intermediate in the oxidation of carbohydrates, fats, and protein in animal metabolism.
- Also called a·ce·tyl-CoA [uh-seet-l-koh-ey, uh-set-, as-i-tl-]. /əˈsit lˈkoʊˈeɪ, əˌsɛt-, ˈæs ɪ tl-/.
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Scientific definitions for 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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