Cholesterol Biosynthesis (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)

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1-7trans-trans-farnesyl-ppHMG-CoASqualene-2,3-EpoxideMevalonateDiMethylally-PP7-dehydro CholesterolMevalonate-5-PGeranyl-PPFatty Acid DegradationMevalonate-5-PPLanosterolDelta-Isopentenyl-5-PPERG20ERG7ERG9ERG1ERG20ERG25ERG12ERG13HMG1PMVKCholesterolAcetyl-CoADHCR7LathosterolSqualeneMVD1ERG3ERG26ERG11IDI1


Cholesterol is a waxy steroid metabolite found in the cell membranes and transported in the blood plasma of all animals. It is an essential structural component of mammalian cell membranes, where it is required to establish proper membrane permeability and fluidity. In addition, cholesterol is an important component for the manufacture of bile acids, steroid hormones, and several fat-soluble vitamins. Cholesterol is the principal sterol synthesized by animals, but small quantities are synthesized in other eukaryotes, such as plants and fungi. It is almost completely absent among prokaryotes, which include bacteria. Source: Wikipedia

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  1. Gaylor JL; ''Membrane-bound enzymes of cholesterol synthesis from lanosterol.''; Biochem Biophys Res Commun, 2002 PubMed
  2. Noshiro M, Aoyama Y, Kawamoto T, Gotoh O, Horiuchi T, Yoshida Y; ''Structural and evolutionary studies on sterol 14-demethylase P450 (CYP51), the most conserved P450 monooxygenase: I. Structural analyses of the gene and multiple sizes of mRNA.''; J Biochem, 1997 PubMed
  3. Ohashi M, Mizushima N, Kabeya Y, Yoshimori T; ''Localization of mammalian NAD(P)H steroid dehydrogenase-like protein on lipid droplets.''; J Biol Chem, 2003 PubMed
  4. Bard M, Bruner DA, Pierson CA, Lees ND, Biermann B, Frye L, Koegel C, Barbuch R; ''Cloning and characterization of ERG25, the Saccharomyces cerevisiae gene encoding C-4 sterol methyl oxidase.''; Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 1996 PubMed
  5. Liu XY, Dangel AW, Kelley RI, Zhao W, Denny P, Botcherby M, Cattanach B, Peters J, Hunsicker PR, Mallon AM, Strivens MA, Bate R, Miller W, Rhodes M, Brown SD, Herman GE; ''The gene mutated in bare patches and striated mice encodes a novel 3beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase.''; Nat Genet, 1999 PubMed
  6. Sagami H, Korenaga T, Ogura K; ''Geranylgeranyl diphosphate synthase catalyzing the single condensation between isopentenyl diphosphate and farnesyl diphosphate.''; J Biochem, 1993 PubMed
  7. Li L, Kaplan J; ''Characterization of yeast methyl sterol oxidase (ERG25) and identification of a human homologue.''; J Biol Chem, 1996 PubMed


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NameTypeDatabase referenceComment
Acetyl-CoAMetabolite72-89-9 (CAS)
CholesterolMetabolite57-88-5 (CAS)
ERG11GeneProduct856398 (Entrez Gene)
ERG12GeneProduct855248 (Entrez Gene)
ERG13GeneProduct854913 (Entrez Gene)
ERG1GeneProduct853086 (Entrez Gene)
ERG20GeneProduct853272 (Entrez Gene)
ERG25GeneProduct852951 (Entrez Gene)
ERG26GeneProduct852883 (Entrez Gene) NAD(P) dependent steroid dehydrogenase-like
ERG3GeneProduct850745 (Entrez Gene)
ERG7GeneProduct856470 (Entrez Gene)
ERG9GeneProduct856597 (Entrez Gene)
HMG1GeneProduct854900 (Entrez Gene)
IDI1GeneProduct855986 (Entrez Gene)
LathosterolMetabolite80-99-9 (CAS)
MVD1GeneProduct855779 (Entrez Gene)
SqualeneMetabolite111-02-4 (CAS)

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