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An intermediate in the biosynthesis of cholesterol from lanosterol.
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Estos componentes son ergosterol, zymosterol y algunos acidos grasos.
It was postulated that inhibition of lanosterol biosynthesis from squalene could reduce cholesterol levels without a concomitant rise in the levels of the sterol intermediates, lanosterol, zymosterol and desmosterol.
This was the case for desmosterol and 7-dehydrocholesterol, and sitosterol and lanosterol as well as the known interference from lathosterol and zymosterol. The MRM of sitosterol was completely absent for lanosterol and vice versa.