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The Chemical Entities of Biological Interest (ChEBI) ontology is downloaded weekly from EMBL-EBI at The data is made available under the Creative Commons License (CC BY 3.0, For more information see: Degtyarenko et al. (2008) ChEBI: a database and ontology for chemical entities of biological interest. Nucleic Acids Res. 36, D344–D350.

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Accession:CHEBI:57589 term browser browse the term
Definition:An O-acyl-L-carnitine where the acyl group specified is acetyl. It facilitates movement of acetyl-CoA into the matrices of mammalian mitochondria during the oxidation of fatty acids.
Synonyms:exact_synonym: (3R)-3-(acetyloxy)-4-(trimethylazaniumyl)butanoate
 related_synonym: Acetyl-L-carnitine;   Acetylcarnitine;   Formula=C9H17NO4;   InChI=1S/C9H17NO4/c1-7(11)14-8(5-9(12)13)6-10(2,3)4/h8H,5-6H2,1-4H3/t8-/m1/s1;   InChIKey=RDHQFKQIGNGIED-MRVPVSSYSA-N;   L-Acetylcarnitine;   L-Carnitine acetyl ester;   L-O-Acetylcarnitine;   O-acetyl-(R)-carnitine;   R-Acetylcarnitine;   SMILES=CC(=O)O[C@H](CC([O-])=O)C[N+](C)(C)C
 alt_id: MESH:D000108
 xref: Beilstein:3667658;   CAS:3040-38-8;   Drug_Central:64;   HMDB:HMDB0000201;   KEGG:C02571
 xref_mesh: MESH:D000108
 xref: MetaCyc:O-ACETYLCARNITINE;   PMID:22770225;   Reaxys:3667658;   Wikipedia:Acetyl-L-carnitine
 cyclic_relationship: is_enantiomer_of CHEBI:86045

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Symbol Object Name Qualifiers Evidence Notes Source PubMed Reference(s) RGD Reference(s) Position
G SLC22A5 solute carrier family 22 member 5 increases uptake EXP SLC22A5 protein results in increased uptake of Acetylcarnitine CTD PMID:16826461 NCBI chr 2:134,660,741...134,847,575 JBrowse link

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    role 872
      biological role 872
        biochemical role 744
          metabolite 729
            butyrate 1
              carnitine 1
                O-acetyl-L-carnitine 1
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    subatomic particle 898
      composite particle 898
        hadron 898
          baryon 898
            nucleon 898
              atomic nucleus 898
                atom 898
                  main group element atom 867
                    main group molecular entity 865
                      s-block molecular entity 752
                        hydrogen molecular entity 739
                          hydrides 358
                            inorganic hydride 250
                              pnictogen hydride 246
                                nitrogen hydride 246
                                  ammonium 23
                                    ammonium ion derivative 23
                                      quaternary ammonium ion 16
                                        quaternary nitrogen compound 14
                                          ammonium betaine 14
                                            amino-acid betaine 12
                                              carnitine 1
                                                O-acylcarnitine 1
                                                  O-acyl-L-carnitine 1
                                                    saturated fatty acyl-L-carnitine 1
                                                      O-acetyl-L-carnitine 1
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