lanosterol


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la·nos·ter·ol

(la-nos'tēr-ol),
A zoosterol synthesized from squalene and a precursor to cholesterol.

lanosterol

one of the substances formed during the synthesis of cholesterol.
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Los compuestos lanosterol (1), latazienona (2), [beta]-sitosterol-3-O-glucosido (3) y quercitrina (4) (Fig.
Earlier this year, researchers in China and the US identified another sterol, lanosterol, as having potential to be the first in a new class of drug to treat cataracts after successful animal experiments in dogs and rabbits.
One of these, known as lanosterol, was shown to reverse cataracts in a June, 2015 paper in Nature, but because lanosterol has limited solubility the group who published that study had to inject the compound into the eye for it to exert its effects.
One of these, known as lanosterol, was shown to reverse cataracts in a June paper in Nature, but because lanosterol has limited solubility the group who published that study had to inject the compound into the eye for it to exert its effects.
Pour parvenir a ce resultat, des chiens qui souffraient naturellement de cataracte ont recu des gouttes contenant du lanosterol.
Previous studies reported the isolation of several triterpenes such as cyclomusalenol, cyclomusalenone, cyclartanol, stigmast-7-en-3-ol, 24-methylenecycloartanol, stigmast-7-methylene, lanosterol and beta-amyrin.
A common mechanism that confers resistance to azole drugs is a mutation in the lanosterol 14 [alpha]-demethylase gene that encodes the CYP51A protein.
The mechanism of action of voriconazole involves inhibition of fungal CYP 450-mediated lanosterol 14-[alpha]-demethylation, an essential step in the biosynthesis of fungal ergosterol.
With a decrease in lanosterol production, ergosterol production is also diminished, affecting fungal cell membrane synthesis and function.
Effect of lanosterol on the in vitro maturation in semi-defined culture system of prepubertal ewe oocytes.
Dos farnesil-pirofosfato, producen Escualeno, quien despues se convierte en Lanosterol, a traves de enlaces ciclicos y transferencias de grupos metilo.