6-Fluorocholesterol as a growth factor for the yeast mutant GL7.


6-Fluorocholesterol supports the growth of the sterol-requiring yeast mutant GL7 albeit less efficiently than cholesterol or ergosterol. When the fluoro analogue is combined with very much smaller amounts of cholesterol, the growth response to the sterol pair is synergistic, i.e., greater than additive. On further addition of trace amounts of ergosterol to… (More)