acetyl coenzyme A
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acetyl coenzyme A[ə‚sed·əl ‚kō′en‚zīm ′ā]
C23H39O17N7P3S A coenzyme, derived principally from the metabolism of glucose and fatty acids, that takes part in many biological acetylation reactions; oxidized in the Krebs cycle.
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