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mevalonate kinase


Definition: an enzyme that catalyzes the reaction of mevalonate and ATP to form ADP and mevalonate 5-phosphate; this enzyme participates in the pathway for steroid synthesis; a deficiency of this enzyme will lead to mevalonic aciduria and lack of development.

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