Steroid Metabolism

This page describes the biosynthesis of steroids and isoprene compounds from acetyl CoA, and its regulation by hormones and anti-cholesterol drugs. It includes information on the control of gene expression for this biosynthetic pathway. Neighbouring pages contain information on the oxidation and biosynthesis of triglycerides and free fatty acids. Click here to skip over the detailed contents section.

Detailed table of contents

HMG-CoA reductase
HMG-CoA synthase (cytosolic)
isoprene biosynthesis
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Historical introduction


[This page is still under construction]


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