squalene synthase

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squa·lene syn·thase

an enzyme that catalyzes the formation of squalene from two molecules of farnesylpyrophosphate using NADPH and concomitant production of two molecules of pyrophosphate.
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The two genes identified within the KWE critical region as being the most likely candidates, based not only on chromosomal location but also on biological function, were the cathepsin B (CTSB) gene and the farnesyl-diphosphate farnesyltransferase 1 (FDFT1) gene.
10 thaliana [AC002986] AA525686 germin like protein [U75205] 19 AA525688 aspartic proteinase precursor [P42211] 58 AA525692 unknown protein [AC004122] 27 AA525697 pectin methylesterase [Y08155] 34 AA577634 farnesyl-diphosphate farnesyltransferase 30 (squalene synthase) [JC5031] AA577635 cellulase homolog OR16pep [S71215] 15 AA577636 contains similarity to S.