coenzyme A


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n coenzyme A a coenzyme present in all living cells; essential to metabolism of carbohydrates and fats and some amino acids
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In literature:

The best known example of a coenzyme in plant tissues is in connection with the activity of the zymase of yeast cells.
"The Chemistry of Plant Life" by Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher

In science:

The rocky roots of the acetyl coenzyme-A pathway. Trends Biochem.
Field-control, phase-transitions, and life's emergence
Reaction starts when an acetyl group along with its coenzyme A is handed over to acyl carrier protein (ACP) by the action of acetyl/malonyl transacylase (MT/AT), from their it’s transferred to β -ketoacyl synthase (KS) and reacts with a malonyl group already attached with ACP.
Template-directed biopolymerization: tape-copying Turing machines