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Medical Term:

3-oxoacyl-ACP synthase

Pronunciation: ok'so-as'il sin'thas

Definition: An enzyme condensing malonyl-ACP (ACP = acyl carrier protein) and acyl-Cys-protein to 3-oxoacyl-ACP + Cys-protein + CO2, and similar reactions, as steps in fatty acid synthesis; Cys-protein is also a part of the fatty acid synthase complex.

Synonym(s): acyl-malonyl-ACP synthase, ß-ketoacyl-ACP synthase

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