Definition of coenzyme A in English:

coenzyme A


mass nounBiochemistry
  • A coenzyme derived from pantothenic acid, important in respiration and other biochemical reactions.

    • ‘The series of reactions begin in the cytosol where fatty acids are acylated by combining with coenzyme A, a derivative of the vitamin B5, also known as pantothenic acid.’
    • ‘It has been shown to inhibit the enzymes that convert citrate into coenzyme A, essentially preventing the body from storing excess energy as fat.’
    • ‘At the heart of the energy equation, however, is coenzyme A, which has established research pointing to its supplementation value.’
    • ‘The levels of acetyl-coenzyme A and other forms of coenzyme A are low in the chloroplasts.’
    • ‘Statins (hydroxymethyl glutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitors) modify patients' lipid profile and lower their risk of coronary heart disease.’


A from acylation (see acylate).