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squalene

 [skwa´lēn]
an unsaturated terpene that is an intermediate in cholesterol synthesis and occurs normally at low levels in blood plasma and at elevated levels in viral influenza; used as a vehicle for pharmaceuticals.

squa·lene

(skwā'lēn),
A hexaisoprenoid (triterpenoid) hydrocarbon; intermediate in the biosynthesis of cholesterol and other sterols and triterpenes; found in shark oil and in some plants.

squalene

(skwā′lēn′)
n.
An unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbon, C30H50, that is the biosynthetic acyclic precursor to tetracyclic steroids such as cholesterol. It is widely found in animals, plants, and fungi and is present in high concentrations in shark liver oil and human sebum.

squa·lene

(skwā'lēn)
A natural nonaromatic hydrocarbon found in plants and animals; a precursor of steroids including cholesterol.
[L. squalus, shark]

squalene (skwäˑ·lēn),

n a popular traditional Asian remedy derived from the liver oil of sharks. Available as an over-the-counter agent, it is widely used for cosmetic purposes—particularly the regeneration of the skin. Oral administration of squalene has been associated with lipoid pneumonia due to aspiration.

squalene

an unsaturated terpene, which is an intermediate in cholesterol synthesis, and occurs normally at low levels in blood plasma and at elevated levels in viral influenza; used as a vehicle for pharmaceuticals.
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cruzi with ergosterol biosynthesis inhibitors, and even stronger effect may occur when an inhibitor of squalene epoxidase is used [36-47].
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ISO tensile bars were soaked in olive oil, squalene, and sun screen and oleic acid for five days at room temperature.
The formula is bi-phasic, with the top composed of squalene, and the base is a mixture of water with our proprietary enzyme, Aquabeau-tine X - plus 24kt gold flakes.
Organic (major) Triglycerides 30-40% Free fatty acids 15-25% Saturated 50% Monounsaturated 48% Polyunsaturated 2% Wax esters 20-25% Squalene 10-12% Cholesterol 1-3% Cholesterol esters 2-3% eRACE Activity on Commercial Phone Screen Protectors Buffer 0.
Furthermore, squalene epoxidase, the therapeutic target for numerous antifungal medications, depends on the presence of NADPH or NADH and uses FAD to shuttle electrons from NADPH cytochrome P450 reductase.
Olive powder contains high amounts of healthy compounds, including oleic acid, polyphenols, tocopherols, chlorophylls and squalene, which are beneficial for human health.