Squalene (56) FIGURE 2-14 — Continued

Squalene (56) FIGURE 2-14 — Continued yet available, but these effects certainly emphasize an intriguing interplay between many hormone systems and the production of cholesterol, which is the central precursor of the steroid hormones.

E. Inhibitors of Cholesterol Biosynthesis

Figure 2-17 presents the structures of some known inhibitors of cholesterol metabolism. These compounds have been developed in an effort to clinically control the

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