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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?

asked Apr 30, 2012 in Medical Academics Questions by Steve Wilson Archduke (1,505 points)
edited Jun 10, 2012 by admin

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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 Emperor (10,225 points)
selected May 22, 2013 by Sulav Shrestha 1

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