Acyl coenzyme a

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.


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