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squalene epoxidase

 

Definition: an enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of squalene to squalene 2,3-oxide in the endoplasmic reticulum; a required step in order for cyclization to occur, resulting in the synthesis of the first sterol, lanosterol, in steroidogenesis; uses NADPH.

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