Encyclopedia of Cancer

2011 Edition
| Editors: Manfred Schwab

Farnesyl Lipid

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-16483-5_2118

Definition

C15 isoprenoid lipid, an intermediate in the  HMG-CoA reductase mevalonate biosynthetic pathway, used in the biosynthesis of  farnesylated proteins.

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