mevalonic acid

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mev·a·lon·ic ac·id

(mev'ă-lon'ik as'id),
Precursor of squalene, steroids, terpenes, and dolichol.

mevalonic acid

A molecular precursor of endogenous biomolecules formed in the mevalonate pathway, which produces terpenes and steroids (e.g., cholesterol, coenzyme Q and carotenoids).

mevalonic acid

A molecular precursor of many endogenous molecules–eg, cholesterol, coenzyme Q, carotenoids, dolichol, steroids, and terpenes

mevalonic acid

a step in the synthesis of cholesterol in the body. It is the rate of synthesis limiting step and the site of dietary control.