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Is there any mnemonics to remember steps in cholesterol synthesis?

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I'm having a very hard time mugging up all the stuffs in biochemistry. Anything useful for remembering cholesterol synthesis?

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I used a mnemonic to remember this stuff:

Ah! Ah! help me plan in diet good food stay low in cholesterol

℗ = Phosphate

  1. Ah! → Acetyl CoA
  2. Ah! → Acetoacetyl CoA
  3. Help → HMG CoA
  4. Me! → Mevalonate
  5. Plan → ℗ mevalonate
  6. In → Isopentenyl pyro ℗
  7. Diet → Dimethylallyl pyro ℗
  8. Good → Geraynl pyro ℗
  9. Food → Farnesl pyro ℗
  10. Stay → Squalene
  11. Low (in) → Lanosterol
  12. Cholesterol → Cholesterol
answered Apr 30, 2012 by admin Doctor of Medicine (8,172 points)
selected May 22, 2013 by Sulabh Shrestha
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