Figure 26.9. Condensation Mechanism in Cholesterol Synthesis.

Figure 26.9Condensation Mechanism in Cholesterol Synthesis

The mechanism for joining dimethylallyl pyrophosphate and isopentenyl pyrophosphate to form geranyl pyrophosphate. The same mechanism is used to add an additional isopentenyl pyrophosphate to form farnesyl pyrophosphate.

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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