3-ketoacyl-CoA thiolase -->
acetyl-CoA acyltransferase
medical dictionary

<enzyme>

<cell biology> An enzyme catalyzing the thioclastic cleavage by coenzyme A of beta-ketoacyl-CoA, forming an acyl-CoA with a carbon chain shorter by two atoms, the missing two atoms appearing as acetyl-CoA. A step in fatty acid degradation.

See: acetyl-CoA acetyltransferase.

Synonyms: 3-ketoacyl-CoA thiolase, beta-ketothiolase.

(05 Mar 2000)