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ac·yl

 (ăs′əl)
n. Chemistry
An organic group having the general formula RCO-, derived from an organic acid.

[ac(id) + -yl.]

acyl

(ˈeɪsaɪl)
n
1. (Chemistry) (modifier) of, denoting, or containing the monovalent group of atoms RCO-, where R is an organic group: acyl group or radical; acyl substitution.
2. (Elements & Compounds) an organometallic compound in which a metal atom is directly bound to an acyl group
[C20: from acid + -yl]

ac•yl

(ˈæs ɪl, -il)

n.
the univalent group RCO–, where R is any organic group attached to one bond of the carbonyl group.
[1895–1900; < German]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acyl - any group or radical of the form RCO- where R is an organic group; "an example of the acyl group is the acetyl group"
acetyl, acetyl group, acetyl radical, ethanoyl group, ethanoyl radical - the organic group of acetic acid (CH3CO-)
chemical group, radical, group - (chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule
foryml - (chemistry) the negative univalent acyl radical CHO that occurs in aldehydes
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Fatty acid anion results from the hydrolysis of accumulated fatty acyl CoA by mitochondrial acyl-CoA thioesterase-1 (MTE-1) to liberate free CoA required for continued fatty acid oxidation.
The mouse peroxisome proliferator activated receptor recognizes a response element in the 5' flanking sequence of the rat acyl CoA oxidase gene.
The Mandrup and Faergeman groups work with so-called knock-out mice, which lacks a specific fat binding protein called acyl CoA binding protein.
TMS tests: Phenylketonuria, Isovaleric Acidemia, Type 1 Glutaric Aciduria, Medium Chain Acyl CoA Dehydrogenase (MCAD) deficiency, HMG CoA lyase deficiency.