Erg3p is responsible for introducing a double bond at the C-5 carbon (denoted by the star) of the B-ring of episterol to produce ergosta- 5,7,24(28)- trienol. This step is the second to last step in the biosynthetic pathway to ergosterol.
Citation: Brumfield KM, Moroney JV, Moore TS, Simms TA, Donze D (2015) Correction: Functional Characterization of the Chlamydomonas reinhardtii ERG3 Ortholog, a Gene Involved in the Biosynthesis of Ergosterol. PLoS ONE 10(5): e0129189. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0129189
Published: May 28, 2015
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