coenzyme A
A derivative of adenosine triphosphate and pantothenic acid that can carry acyl groups (usually acetyl) as thioesters. Involved in many metabolic pathways, eg. citric acid cycle and in fatty acid oxidation.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • Coenzyme A — Identifiers CAS number …   Wikipedia

  • coenzyme A — A coenzyme containing pantothenic acid, adenosine 3′ phosphate 5′ pyrophosphate, and cysteamine; involved in the transfer of acyl groups, notably in transacetylations. * * * coenzyme A n a coenzyme C21H36N7O16P3S that occurs in all living cells… …   Medical dictionary

  • coenzyme A — co*en zyme A (k[ o]*[e^]n z[imac]m [=a] ), (Biochem.) a coenzyme ({C21H36N7O16P3S}) that participates in the transfer of acetyl groups in biochemical reactions; abbreviated {CoA}. It contains adenosine, phosphate, pantothenic acid and cysteamine… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coenzyme A — coenzyme A. См. кофермент А. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Coenzyme A — « CoA » redirige ici. Pour les autres significations, voir COA. Coenzyme A …   Wikipédia en Français

  • coenzyme A — noun Date: 1947 a coenzyme C21H36N7O16P3S that occurs in all living cells and is essential to the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and some amino acids compare acetyl coenzyme A …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • coenzyme A — a nucleotide containing pantothenic acid, which is an important coenzyme in the Krebs cycle and in the metabolism of fatty acids …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • coenzyme A — noun a coenzyme present in all living cells; essential to metabolism of carbohydrates and fats and some amino acids • Hypernyms: ↑coenzyme …   Useful english dictionary

  • coenzyme A — Biochem. a coenzyme, composed of a phosphorylated derivative of pantothenic acid linked to adenylic acid, that participates in the transfer of acyl groups in fatty acid metabolism and amino acid metabolism. Abbr.: CoA [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • coenzyme A — /koʊɛnzaɪm ˈeɪ/ (say kohenzuym ay) noun a coenzyme containing a thiol group which activates carboxylic acids …   Australian English dictionary

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