Biological synthesis of cholesterol.

  title={Biological synthesis of cholesterol.},
  author={K. Bloch},
  journal={Harvey lectures},
  • K. Bloch
  • Published 1952
  • Chemistry, Medicine, Biology
  • Harvey lectures
  • Publisher Summary This chapter examines cholesterol metabolism in terms of the molecular events that are responsible for constructing cyclopentanoperhydrophenanthrene derivatives from small molecular precursors. There is good reason for centering a discussion of steroid biogenesis around cholesterol, not only because this substance has received the major share of attention but also because cholesterol synthesis appears to be an integral part of the processes leading to the physiologically… CONTINUE READING
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