acetyl coenzyme A


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acetyl coenzyme A

[ə‚sed·əl ‚kō′en‚zīm ′ā]
(biochemistry)
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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One such middleman is acetyl coenzyme A, a fundamental component of the glyoxylate cycle used by plants, some fungi and some bacteria.
The discovery of the selective inhibition of acetyl coenzyme A carboxylase by two classes of graminicides.
We believe that supplying the Krebs Cycle with enough substrates and increasing the Acetyl Coenzyme A (providing sufficient energy to the cell to sustain life) will be able to maintain the cell viable for prolonged periods of time.