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New Description Of Protein May Be Basis For Regulating Cholesterol

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September 22, 1997
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Brown University
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Scientists have described the three-dimensional structure and inner workings of a protein that synthesizes a naturally occurring class of complex compounds, one of which is cholesterol. The findings provide the groundwork for understanding how to regulate the creation of cholesterol in the body.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Scientists have described the three-dimensional structure and inner workings of a terpene synthase, a type of protein that synthesizes a naturally occurring class of complex compounds whose members range from the essential oils of herbs, incense and perfumes to the well-known substance cholesterol.


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