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squalene monooxygenase

Target id: 2433

Nomenclature: squalene monooxygenase

Family: Lanosterol biosynthesis pathway

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Gene and Protein Information
Species TM AA Chromosomal Location Gene Symbol Gene Name Reference
Human - 574 8q24.1 SQLE squalene epoxidase 3
Mouse - 572 15 25.16cM Sqle squalene epoxidase
Rat - 573 7q33 Sqle squalene epoxidase
Previous and Unofficial Names
SE | squalene epoxidase
Database Links
ChEMBL Target
DrugBank Target
Ensembl Gene
Entrez Gene
Human Protein Atlas
KEGG Enzyme
RefSeq Nucleotide
RefSeq Protein
Enzyme Reaction
EC Number: H+ + NADPH + O2 + squalene = H2O + NADP+ + (S)-2,3-epoxysqualene
Cofactor Species Comments Reference
flavin adenine dinucleotide Human 2

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Ligand Sp. Action Value Parameter Reference
compound 1b [PMID: 9871762] Hs Inhibition 7.2 pIC50 1
pIC50 7.2 (IC50 6x10-8 M) [1]
Tissue Distribution
Species:  Human
Technique:  PCR
References:  2


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1. Gotteland JP, Loubat C, Planty B, Junquéro D, Delhon A, Halazy S. (1998) Sulfonamide derivatives of benzylamine block cholesterol biosynthesis in HepG2 cells: a new type of potent squalene epoxidase inhibitors. Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett., 8 (11): 1337-42. [PMID:9871762]

2. Laden BP, Tang Y, Porter TD. (2000) Cloning, heterologous expression, and enzymological characterization of human squalene monooxygenase. Arch. Biochem. Biophys., 374 (2): 381-8. [PMID:10666321]

3. Nagai M, Sakakibara J, Wakui K, Fukushima Y, Igarashi S, Tsuji S, Arakawa M, Ono T. (1997) Localization of the squalene epoxidase gene (SQLE) to human chromosome region 8q24.1. Genomics, 44 (1): 141-3. [PMID:9286711]


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