Figure 26.8. Synthesis of Isopentenyl Pyrophosphate.

Figure 26.8Synthesis of Isopentenyl Pyrophosphate

This activated intermediate is formed from mevalonate in three steps, the last of which includes a decarboxylation.

From: Section 26.2, Cholesterol Is Synthesized from Acetyl Coenzyme A in Three Stages

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Biochemistry. 5th edition.
Berg JM, Tymoczko JL, Stryer L.
New York: W H Freeman; 2002.
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