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The Biogenesis of the Triterpene Eburicoic Acid

Dauben, William G. and Richards, John H. (1955) The Biogenesis of the Triterpene Eburicoic Acid. Chemistry and Industry, 1955 . pp. 94-95. ISSN 0009-3068 . http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20150506-112348800

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Abstract

Recent studies in the sterols and triterpenes have yielded results which strongly suggest that these two classes of compounds originate by the same or a very similar biosynthetic pathway. In this regard, the acyclic triterpene, squalene, has been shown to be an efficient precursor of cholesterol and its conversion has been envisioned as shown below.


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Additional Information:© 1955 Society of Chemical Industry. Received December 6, 1954. We wish to acknowledge the kind assistance of Prof. H. H. Hansen of the Department of Plant Pathology and Prof. E. A. Adelberg of the Department of Bacteriology of this University in the early growth experiments, and Dr. E. M. Baker of the Bio-organic section of the Radiation Laboratory for the gas counting employed with the C'2s> determinations. This work was supported, in part, by the Atomic Energy Commission
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