isoprene

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isoprene

 [i´so-prēn]
an unsaturated, branched-chain, five-carbon hydrocarbon that is the molecular unit of isoprenoid compounds.

i·so·prene

(ī'sō-prēn),
2-Methyl-1,3-butadiene; an unsaturated five-carbon hydrocarbon with a branched chain, which in the plant and animal kingdom is used as the basis for the formation of isoprenoids, for example, terpenes, carotenoids and related pigments, rubber. Fat-soluble vitamins either are isoprenoid or have isoprenoid side chains; steroids are synthesized via isoprenoid intermediates, as are ubiquinone, dolichol, and prenylated proteins.

isoprene

/iso·prene/ (i´so-prēn) an unsaturated, branched chain, five-carbon hydrocarbon that is the molecular unit of the isoprenoid compounds.
Isoprene.

i·so·prene

(ī'sō-prēn)
An unsaturated five-carbon hydrocarbon with a branched chain, the basis for the formation of isoprenoids (terpenes, carotenoids, and rubber). Fat-soluble vitamins either are isoprenoid or have isoprenoid side chains; steroids are synthesized through isoprenoid intermediates.

isoprene (īˑ·sō·prēn),

n the fundamental unit of compounds known as terpenes. It has a molecular formula of C5H8 and can be described as aliphatic or acyclic. See also terpenes.

isoprene

hydrocarbon 2-methyl-1,3-butadiene; building block for many lipids including cholesterol, steroids and bile acids, the lipid-soluble vitamins, dolichol, coenzyme Q and many more terpenoid biomolecules.