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acetyl:CoA ligase


Definition: a ligase that catalyzes the reaction of acetate and CoA and ATP to form AMP, pyrophosphate, and acetyl-CoA, a key step in the activation of acetate.

Synonym(s): acetate thiokinase, acetate:CoA ligase, acetyl-activating enzyme, acetyl-CoA synthetase

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