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an intermediate (as the CoA ester) in the beta oxidation of the side chain of trihydroxycholestanoyl‐CoA to choloyl‐CoA in the synthesis of cholic acid. It accumulates in some peroxisomal defects, e.g. in D‐bifunctional enzyme deficiency. See peroxisomal bifunctional enzyme.


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