fatty acyl-coenzyme A

fatty acyl-coenzyme A

[′fad·ē ′as·əl kō¦en‚zīm ′ā]
(biochemistry)
Activated form of fatty acids formed by the enzyme acyl-coenzyme A synthetase at the expense of adenosinetriphosphate. Also known as acyl-coenzyme A.
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This hormone increases insulin sensitivity, increases expression of the muscle insulin receptor, and decreases intramuscular lipids and the fatty acyl-coenzyme A molecules that can cause insulin resistance, he explained.