coenzyme A


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coenzyme A

n. Abbr. CoA
A coenzyme present in all living cells that transfers acetyl or acyl groups in metabolic reactions and that regulates gene expression through acetylation of histones.

coenzyme A

n
(Biochemistry) a constituent of biological cells that functions as the agent of acylation in metabolic reactions. Abbreviation: CoA
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Noun1.coenzyme A - a coenzyme present in all living cells; essential to metabolism of carbohydrates and fats and some amino acids
coenzyme - a small molecule (not a protein but sometimes a vitamin) essential for the activity of some enzymes
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Because coenzyme A acts in conjunction with other enzymes to facilitate reactions in living organisms, the authors believe it may have "acted in this capacity very early in the development of life on Earth.