acyl carrier protein
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acyl carrier protein[′a·səl ′kar·ē·ər ′prō‚tēn]
A protein in fatty acid synthesis that picks up aceytl and malonyl groups from acetyl coenzyme A and malonyl coenzyme A and links them by condensation to form β-keto acid acyl carrier protein, releasing carbon dioxide and the sulfhydryl form of acyl carrier protein. Abbreviated ACP.
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