From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Palmitoyl coenzyme A.svg
1763-10-6 YesY
MeSH Palmitoyl+Coenzyme+A
PubChem 986
Molar mass 1004.94 g/mol
Except where noted otherwise, data is given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
 YesY verify (what isYesY/N?)
Infobox references

Palmitoyl-CoA is an acyl-CoA thioester used in the biosynthesis of sphingosine:[1][2]

Sphingosine synthesis

Palmitoyl-CoA is part of the carnitine shuttle system, which transports other fatty acyl-CoA molecules into the mitochondria for β-oxidation.

Additional images[edit]


  1. ^ Brady, R.N., DiMari, S.J. and Snell, E.E. (1969). "Biosynthesis of sphingolipid bases. 3. Isolation and characterization of ketonic intermediates in the synthesis of sphingosine and dihydrosphingosine by cell-free extracts of Hansenula ciferri". J. Biol. Chem. 244: 491–496. PMID 4388074. 
  2. ^ Stoffel, W., Le Kim, D. and Sticht, G. (1968). "Biosynthesis of dihydrosphingosine in vitro". Hoppe-Seyler's Z. Physiol. Chem. 349: 664–670. doi:10.1515/bchm2.1968.349.1.664. PMID 4386961.