It is shown that the insect Tenebrio molitor is able to convert the (24R,28S)-isofucosterol epoxide into cholesterol much better than the (24S,28R)-isomer; on the other hand, the (24R,28R)- and the (24S,28S)-fucosterol epoxides are transformed into cholesterol at about the same extent.

Substrate stereospecificity in the metabolism of fucosterol and isofucosterol 24,28-epoxides in Tenebrio molitor / F. Nicotra, P. Pizzi, F. Ronchetti, G. Russo, L. Toma. - In: JOURNAL OF THE CHEMICAL SOCIETY. PERKIN TRANSACTIONS. I. - ISSN 0300-922X. - :0(1981), pp. 480-483.

Substrate stereospecificity in the metabolism of fucosterol and isofucosterol 24,28-epoxides in Tenebrio molitor

F. Ronchetti;G. Russo
Penultimo
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1981

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It is shown that the insect Tenebrio molitor is able to convert the (24R,28S)-isofucosterol epoxide into cholesterol much better than the (24S,28R)-isomer; on the other hand, the (24R,28R)- and the (24S,28S)-fucosterol epoxides are transformed into cholesterol at about the same extent.
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