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acetyl-coenzyme A

Syllabification: a·ce·tyl-co·en·zyme A

Definition of acetyl-coenzyme A in English:

noun

Biochemistry
The acetyl ester of coenzyme A, involved as an acetylating agent in many biochemical processes.
Example sentences
  • Coenzyme A, acetyl coenzyme A, coenzyme Q10 and NADH - along with B vitamins - are all absolutely necessary for our bodies to produce energy and maintain life.
  • OAS is generated by serine acetyltransferase in a reaction catalysed from serine and acetyl coenzyme A.
  • The acetate group of acetyl coenzyme A combines with a four-carbon molecule to form a six-carbon molecule.

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