coenzyme a definition

  • others:
    • a coenzyme (C21H36N7O16P3S) that participates in the transfer of acetyl groups in biochemical responses; -- abbreviated CoA. It has adenosine, phosphate, pantothenic acid and cysteamine groups. The acetyl group becoming transported during biosynthesis is briefly attached to the no-cost sulhydryl associated with cysteamine group to make a thioester, where state its known as acetyl coenzyme A. The strength of a preparation of coenzyme A may be expressed because of the Lippman unit; one milligram of CoA includes 413 Lippman units.
  • noun:
    • a coenzyme present in all residing cells; essential to metabolic rate of carbohydrates and fats many amino acids

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