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acetyl-CoA carboxylase

 

Definition: a ligase that catalyzes the reaction of acetyl-CoA, CO2, H2O, and ATP, with covalently bound biotin to form malonyl-CoA, ADP, and Pi (or the reverse decarboxylase); N-carboxybiotin is an intermediate. A crucial enzyme in fatty acid synthesis.

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