LSS


lanosterol synthase


ENTREZID: 4047 | Type: Protein Coding | Map: 21q22.3

OMIM: 617114 | 605739


Summary Entrez
The protein encoded by this gene catalyzes the conversion of (S)-2,3 oxidosqualene to lanosterol. The encoded protein is a member of the terpene cyclase/mutase family and catalyzes the first step in the biosynthesis of cholesterol, steroid hormones, and vitamin D. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms.[provided by RefSeq, Feb 2009]