Definition of acetyl coenzyme A in English:

acetyl coenzyme A


  • [mass noun] The acetyl ester of coenzyme A, involved as an acetylating agent in many biochemical processes.

    • ‘Coenzyme A, acetyl coenzyme A, coenzyme Q10 and NADH - along with B vitamins - are all absolutely necessary for our bodies to produce energy and maintain life.’
    • ‘The acetate group of acetyl coenzyme A combines with a four-carbon molecule to form a six-carbon molecule.’
    • ‘Acetyl-coenzyme A (acetyl-CoA) formed within the plastid is the precursor for the biosynthesis of fatty acids and, through them, a range of important biomolecules.’
    • ‘OAS is generated by serine acetyltransferase in a reaction catalysed from serine and acetyl coenzyme A.’
    • ‘Acetyl Coenzyme A (Acetyl CoA) is a coenzyme which when mixed in a reaction with an acceptor molecule and the appropriate enzyme, will donate its acetyl group to the acceptor.’