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  • noun organic chemistry The tetracyclic hydrocarbon precursor of most steroids, such as cholesterol


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  • S.; Hoshita, N.; Okuda, K.: Enzymatic characteristics of CO-sen - sitive 26-hydroxylase system for 5b-cholestane-3a,7a,12a-triol in rat-liver mitochondria and its intramitochondrial localization.

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  • (enzyme was re - named into 27-monooxygenase because it hydroxylates the methyl group in position 27 [7]) [7] 5b-cholestane-3a,7a,12a-triol hydroxylase cholestanetriol

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  • Cholestanetriol 26-monooxygenase Reaction type oxidation redox reaction reduction Natural substrates and products S 5b-cholestane-3a,7a,12a-triol + NADPH + O2

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  • 256, 4345 - 4349 (1981) [11] Atsuta, Y.; Okuda, K.: Isolation of rat liver mitochondrial ferredoxin and its reductase active in the 5b-cholestane-3a,7a,12a-triol 26 hydroxylase.

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