The enzymatic reactions involved in the biosynthesis of cholesterol do not necessarily occur in a set order. Similar reactions occur in the formation of other C27 sterols and related compounds. Plant sterols are derived from cycloartenol. The initial stages are slightly different from the lanosterol pathway.
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