acetyl CoA | definition

  • an activated carrier molecule consists of acetyl group linked to coenzyme A by thioester bond
  • delivers acetyl group to the Kreb cycle for energy production
  • participates in the synthesis of fatty acids and sterols

Source:

Alberts, B., Johnson, A., Lewis, J., Morgan, D., Raf, M., Roberts, K., & Walter, P. (2015). Molecular Biology of the Cell. New York: Garland Science. http://www.garlandscience.com/

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/acetyl-CoA

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