acyl coenzyme a
acyl coenzyme A n.
Abbr. acyl CoA
A compound that functions as a coenzyme in acylation reactions and is formed as an intermediate in the oxidation of fats. Also called acyl-CoA synthetase.
- Acyl group
the univalent group RCO–, where R is any organic group attached to one bond of the carbonyl group.
- Acyl halide
noun any derivative of carboxylic acid in which the hydroxyl group has been replaced by a halogen atom Also called acid halide
- Acyl-activating enzyme
acyl-activating enzyme acyl-activating enzyme n. See acetyl-CoA synthetase.
- Acyl-coa synthetase
acyl-coa synthetase acyl-CoA synthetase n. Any of various ligases that catalyze the formation of acyl CoA from corresponding fatty acids and CoA. Also called thiokinase.