acetyl coenzyme A


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acetyl coenzyme A

n.
A compound, C25H38N7O17P3S, that functions as a coenzyme in many biological acetylation reactions and is formed as an intermediate in the oxidation of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Also called acetyl-CoA.
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One such middleman is acetyl coenzyme A, a fundamental component of the glyoxylate cycle used by plants, some fungi and some bacteria.
We believe that supplying the Krebs Cycle with enough substrates and increasing the Acetyl Coenzyme A (providing sufficient energy to the cell to sustain life) will be able to maintain the cell viable for prolonged periods of time.