name: acetyl-CoA metabolic process
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def: "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." [ISBN:0198547684]
synonym: "acetyl coenzyme A metabolic process" EXACT 
synonym: "acetyl coenzyme A metabolism" EXACT 
synonym: "acetyl-CoA metabolism" EXACT 
is_a: GO:0006637 ! acyl-CoA metabolic process
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