MetaCyc Compound Class: a cofactor

A cofactor is a general term for a compound or ion that is essential for the activity of an enzyme. There are differences of opinion as to whether an organic cofactor is the same as a coenzyme.

Child Classes: a cofactor that is synthesized in situ (2) , a prosthetic group (90)

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Please cite the following article in publications resulting from the use of MetaCyc: Caspi et al, Nucleic Acids Research 42:D459-D471 2014
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