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 gene encoding SQS enzyme is farnesyl-diphosphate farnesyltransferase 1 (FDFT1) with the chromosomal position of 8p23.
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.