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Thioester

thioester

compounds of the type. R cO s R.

See: coenzyme A, palmitoylation.


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Re: Krebs Cycle question

... which then acts as a nucleophile toward bound oxaloacetate. Water--freely available from the environment--preferentially hydrolyzes the resulting thioester (citryl-CoA) so the net reaction is the transfer of an acetate group to oxaloacetate removing the CoA in the process. The thiol activates ...

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by blcr11
Sun Dec 28, 2008 12:28 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Krebs Cycle question
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Krebs Cycle question

The "high energy" thioester linkage makes it an excellent donor of the acetate moiety. ACTIVATION OF ACETATE??

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by lara
Sat Dec 27, 2008 12:07 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Krebs Cycle question
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