"Squalene Monooxygenase" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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The second enzyme in the committed pathway for CHOLESTEROL biosynthesis, this enzyme catalyzes the first oxygenation step in the biosynthesis of STEROLS and is thought to be a rate limiting enzyme in this pathway. Specifically, this enzyme catalyzes the conversion of SQUALENE to (S)-squalene-2,3-epoxide.
- Squalene Monooxygenase
- Monooxygenase, Squalene
- Squalene Monooxygenase (2,3-Epoxidizing)
- Squalene Epoxidase
- Epoxidase, Squalene
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