Cholesterol monooxygenase

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Cholesterol monooxygenase

(Science: enzyme) Multi-enzyme complex required for the conversion of cholesterol to adrenal cortex hormones. It releases methylpentanoate or isocaproaldehyde and pregnenolone. The complex contains cytochrome p-450, a flavoprotein, a non-haem iron protein, and nadph.

chemical name: cholesterol,reduced-adrenal-ferredoxin:oxygen oxidoreductase (side-chain-cleaving)

registry number: EC 1.14.15.6