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citrate synthase

 

Definition: an enzyme catalyzing the condensation of oxaloacetate, water, and acetyl-CoA, forming citrate and coenzyme A; an important step in the tricarboxylic acid cycle.

Synonym(s): condensing enzyme, oxaloacetate transacetase

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