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acetyl-CoA acetyltransferase


Definition: an acetyltransferase forming acetoacetyl-CoA from two molecules of acetyl-CoA, releasing one CoA. A key step in ketogenesis and sterol synthesis.

Synonym(s): acetoacetyl-CoA thiolase, acetyl-CoA thiolase, thiolase

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