coenzyme A

noun

Definition of coenzyme A

: a coenzyme C21H36N7O16P3S that occurs in all living cells and is essential to the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and some amino acids — compare acetyl coenzyme a

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Comet is focusing on problems with coenzyme A, a chemical that plays an essential role in cellular processes, including the metabolism of fatty acids, amino acids and sugars. Jonathan Saltzman, BostonGlobe.com, "Comet Therapeutics raises $28.5m for research into metabolic disorders," 19 June 2019

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First Known Use of coenzyme A

1947, in the meaning defined above

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coenzyme A

noun

Medical Definition of coenzyme A

: a coenzyme C21H36N7O16P3S that occurs in all living cells and is essential to the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and some amino acids

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