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Palmitoyl coenzyme A.svg
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ChemSpider 559149
ECHA InfoCard 100.015.616
KEGG C00154
MeSH Palmitoyl+Coenzyme+A
PubChem 644109
Molar mass 1004.94 g/mol
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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.

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  1. ^ Brady, R.N.; DiMari, S.J.; 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.; 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.