Chapter 5. The Mevalonate and Methylerythritol Phosphate Pathways: Terpenoids and Steroids

  1. Paul M. Dewick

Published Online: 4 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470742761.ch5

Medicinal Natural Products: A Biosynthetic Approach, 3rd Edition

Medicinal Natural Products: A Biosynthetic Approach, 3rd Edition

How to Cite

Dewick, P. M. (2009) The Mevalonate and Methylerythritol Phosphate Pathways: Terpenoids and Steroids, in Medicinal Natural Products: A Biosynthetic Approach, 3rd Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470742761.ch5

Author Information

  1. University of Nottingham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 6 FEB 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470741689

Online ISBN: 9780470742761

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Keywords:

  • mevalonate and methylerythritol phosphate pathways - terpenoids and steroids;
  • mevalonic acid and methylerythritol phosphate;
  • mevalonic acid (MVA);
  • MEP pathway;
  • resonance-stabilized allylic cation;
  • MEP reaction with cytidine triphosphate (CTP);
  • hemiterpenes (C5);
  • irregular monoterpenes;
  • steroid hormone biosynthetic interrelationships

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Mevalonic Acid and Methylerythritol Phosphate

  • Hemiterpenes (C5)

  • Monoterpenes (C10)

  • Irregular monoterpenes

  • Iridoids (C10)

  • Sesquiterpenes (C15)

  • Diterpenes (C20)

  • Sesterterpenes (C25)

  • Triterpenes (C30)

  • Steroids

  • Tetraterpenes (C40)

  • Higher terpenoids

  • Further reading