mevalonic acid(redirected from Dihydroxymethylvalerolactone, 3-methyl-3,5-dihydroxy valerate)
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mev·a·lon·ic ac·id(mev'ă-lon'ik as'id),
Precursor of squalene, steroids, terpenes, and dolichol.
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mevalonic acidA molecular precursor of endogenous biomolecules formed in the mevalonate pathway, which produces terpenes and steroids (e.g., cholesterol, coenzyme Q and carotenoids).
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mevalonic acidA molecular precursor of many endogenous molecules–eg, cholesterol, coenzyme Q, carotenoids, dolichol, steroids, and terpenes
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