Evidence for the contribution of a sterol 14-reductase to the 14 alpha-demethylation of lanosterol by yeast.


Lanosterol was converted to a 14-demethylated metabolite, 4,4-dimethylzymosterol by Saccharomyces cerevisiae microsomes. This metabolism was mediated by a cytochrome P-450 (P-450/14DM). However, a reconstituted system consisting of P-450/14DM and its reductase converted lanosterol to the 14-desaturated derivative of 4,4-dimethylzymosterol, 4,4-dimethyl-5… (More)