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7.7: Coenzyme A

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    Coenzyme A

    Coenzyme A (CoA) is a central compound in metabolism. It is a derivative of Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) and a component of coenzyme A (CoA).The main functions of CoA is the activation and transfer of acyl groups. This function involves the reactive sulfhydryl group through the formation of thioester linkages with acyl groups. 

     

    Coenzym A beschriftet

    Structure of coenzyme A: 1: 3′-phosphoadenosine. 2: diphosphate, organophosphate anhydride. 3: pantoic acid. 4: β-alanine. 5: cysteamine. Image by NEUROtiker, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons. 

    Structure of acetyl-CoA

    Acetyl-CoA-2D colored

    Image by Bryan Derksen (original) and DMacks (talk) (color-change), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

     

     

    Contributors and Attributions

    • Dr. Michael Blaber

     


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