2,2-Dimethyl-3-[(3E,7E,11E,15E)- 3,7,12,16,20-pentamethylhenicosa- 3,7,11,15,19-pentaenyl]oxirane
3D model (JSmol)
|Molar mass||426.717 g/mol|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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(S)-2,3-Oxidosqualene ((S)-2,3-epoxysqualene) is an intermediate in the synthesis of the cell membrane sterol precursors lanosterol and cycloartenol, as well as saponins. It is formed when squalene is oxidized by the enzyme squalene monooxygenase. 2,3-Oxidosqualene is the substrate of various oxidosqualene cyclases, including lanosterol synthase, which produces lanosterol, a precursor to cholesterol.
The stereoisomer 2,3-(R)-oxidosqualene is an inhibitor of lanosterol synthase.