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Small acidic proteins (acyl carrier proteins) associated with fatty acid synthesis in prokaryotes and plants where fatty acid synthase (EC is a multiprotein complex with acyl carrier protein and several monofunctional enzymes involved in the transfer of acyl groups from acetyl-CoA to long-chain fatty acids. In animals the acyl carrier and enzyme functions are all in a single protein (2504 aa).

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