acetyl-CoA metabolic process

id: GO:0006084
name: acetyl-CoA metabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways involving acetyl-CoA, a derivative of coenzyme A in which the sulfhydryl group is acetylated; it is a metabolite derived from several pathways (e.g. glycolysis, fatty acid oxidation, amino-acid catabolism) and is further metabolized by the tricarboxylic acid cycle. It is a key intermediate in lipid and terpenoid biosynthesis.

Child Functions

GO:0006085acetyl-CoA biosynthetic process
GO:0019287isopentenyl diphosphate biosynthetic process, mevalonate pathway
GO:0019442tryptophan catabolic process to acetyl-CoA
GO:0019474L-lysine catabolic process to acetyl-CoA
GO:0046356acetyl-CoA catabolic process

Parent Functions

GO:0006732coenzyme metabolic process