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What does ACAT stand for?

ACAT stands for Acetyl CoA (Coenzyme A): Acetyltransferase

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These include acetyl CoA carboxylase, the rate limiting enzyme that initiates fatty acid synthesis.
One possible hint is that the statins block an early step in the enzymatic pathway that eventually turns acetyl CoA into cholesterol, while the nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates--alendronate and risedronate--block a step that occurs later in this pathway.