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hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA


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abbr.: HMG‐CoA; β‐hydroxy‐β‐methylglutaryl‐CoA; (S)‐3‐hydroxy‐3‐methylglutaryl‐CoA; an important intermediate in the synthesis of cholesterol, farnesyl and geranyl derivatives, and ketone bodies, and in the catabolism of leucine. See also hydroxymethylglutaryl‐CoA reductase, hydroxymethylglutaryl‐CoA lyase.

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Subjects: Chemistry.


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