A novel biosynthetic route to pregnanes in the ...
|Title||A novel biosynthetic route to pregnanes in the marine sponge Amphimedon compressa|
|Author(s)||R. Kerr, K. Kelly, A. Schulman|
|Journal||Journal of natural products|
|Abstract||A novel degradative route to pregnanes has been elucidated in the marine sponge Araphimedon compressa. 22-Dehydrosterols, common in the diet of sponges, are the precursors to pregnanes and apparently are degraded by a mechanism analogous to the dealkylation of phytosterols to cholesterol.|
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