coenzyme A


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 — co*en zyme (k[ o]*[e^]n z[imac]m), (Biochem.) a molecule that is essential for the activity of some enzymes; it may exist free in solution within a living organism, but functions by binding to an enzyme to assist in catalyzing a reaction. The… …   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 Q — coenzyme Q. См. убихинон. (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.


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