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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The formation of hydroxymethylglutaryl coenzyme A via the condensation of acetyl coenzyme A and acetoacetyl coenzyme A.
Data reported earlier indicates that the mechanism of action of the molecule is likely to include induction of host cell autophagy and inhibition of fungal acetyl coenzyme A synthetase.