• steroid
  • A number of steroid hormones like testosterone and estrogen in mammals, brassinosteroids (BRs) in plants, and ecdysteroids in arthropods are synthesized from sterols as precursor. (omicsonline.org)
  • plant
  • While plant sterols are usually beneficial, there is a rare autosomal recessive genetic disorder phytosterolemia which causes over-absorption of phytosterols. (wikipedia.org)
  • cell
  • Sterols are known to be involved in cell signaling, in transport and distribution of lipophilic molecules, and in formation of lipid rafts [ 1 - 7 ]. (omicsonline.org)
  • results
  • These results suggest that CYP158A3 might be an orthologue of biflaviolin synthase, catalyzing C-C coupling reactions during pigment biosynthesis in S. avermitilis . (biomolther.org)