CoA -->
coenzyme A
medical dictionary

<biochemistry> A derivative of adenosine triphosphate and pantothenic acid that can carry acyl groups (usually acetyl) as thioesters. Involved in many metabolic pathways, for example citric acid cycle and in fatty acid oxidation.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

Abbreviation: CoA

(11 Mar 2008)