Distribution, Biosynthesis, and Function of Mevalonate Pathway Lipids

  • Johan Ericsson
  • Gustav Dallner
Part of the Subcellular Biochemistry book series (SCBI, volume 21)

Abstract

The structures and biosynthesis of mevalonate pathway lipids, and in particular of cholesterol, have been intensively investigated throughout most of this century and a large amount of data have accumulated. In spite of this enormous effort, completely new information concerning the membrane organization, compartmentalization, function, and metabolic regulation of these lipids has recently appeared and will be summarized in this review.

Keywords

NADH Simvastatin Taurine Mannose Choles 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Johan Ericsson
    • 1
    • 2
  • Gustav Dallner
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryUniversity of StockholmStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Clinical Research Center at Huddinge Hospital, Karolinska InstitutetHuddingeSweden

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