acetyl-coenzyme A

[ uh-seet-l-koh-en-zahym, uh-set-, as-i-tl- ]

  1. the acetylated form of coenzyme A, formed as an intermediate in the oxidation of carbohydrates, fats, and protein in animal metabolism.

Origin of acetyl-coenzyme A

First recorded in 1950–55
  • Also called a·ce·tyl-CoA [uh-seet-l-koh-ey, uh-set-, as-i-tl-]. /əˈsit lˈkoʊˈeɪ, əˌsɛt-, ˈæs ɪ tl-/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

Scientific definitions for acetyl coenzyme A

acetyl coenzyme A

  1. 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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