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What does the A stand for in acetyl coenzyme A?

In the respiration cycle – namely The Krebs cycle – what does the A in acetyl coenzyme A stand for?
Hannah Josiah from Greater London (age 15-24)


2 Responses

  1. The A in Coenzyme A stands for acetylation. Wikipedia gives a more detailed account


  2. The A in Coenzyme A actually denotes an Adenyl group. Adenylation is part of the formation process of CoA – acetylation of that gives Acetyl CoA.

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