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coenzyme A

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Definition of coenzyme A in English:

noun

[mass noun] Biochemistry
A coenzyme derived from pantothenic acid, important in respiration and other biochemical reactions.
Example sentences
  • The series of reactions begin in the cytosol where fatty acids are acylated by combining with coenzyme A, a derivative of the vitamin B5, also known as pantothenic acid.
  • At the heart of the energy equation, however, is coenzyme A, which has established research pointing to its supplementation value.
  • It has been shown to inhibit the enzymes that convert citrate into coenzyme A, essentially preventing the body from storing excess energy as fat.

Origin

A from acylation (see acylate).

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