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ß-hydroxy-ß-methylglutaryl- reductase

 

Definition: an enzyme that catalyzes the rate-limiting step of cholesterol biosynthesis: ß-hydroxy-ß-methylglutaryl-CoA + 2NADPH + 2H+ ? (R)-mevalonate + 2NADP+ + CoA.

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