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Keyword Steroid biosynthesis

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Sterol biosynthesis
Brassinosteroid biosynthesis

Definition

In vivo synthesis of steroids (steroidogenesis), a large group of complex polycyclic lipids that consist of a 17-carbon ring system. Examples are bile acids, sterols, various hormones and saponins.

Category

Biological process

GOi

steroid biosynthetic process [ GO:0006694 ]

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Biological processLipid metabolismLipid biosynthesisSteroid biosynthesis