3-Hydroxy-3-Methylglutaryl Coenzyme A Reductase Activity in Ochromonas malhamensis: A System to Study the Relationship between Enzyme Activity and Rate of Steroid Biosynthesis.

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3-Hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase, the key regulatory enzyme of the isoprenoid pathway, was found to be predominantly microsomal in Ochromonas malhamensis, a chrysophytic alga. Detection of HMG-CoA reductase requires the presence of 1% bovine serum albumin during cell homogenization, and the activity is stimulated by the presence of… (More)

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