Official Full Name
farnesyl-diphosphate farnesyltransferase 1
This gene encodes a membrane-associated enzyme located at a branch point in the mevalonate pathway. The encoded protein is the first specific enzyme in cholesterol biosynthesis, catalyzing the dimerization of two molecules of farnesyl diphosphate in a two-step reaction to form squalene.
FDFT1; farnesyl-diphosphate farnesyltransferase 1; squalene synthase; squalene synthetase; FPP:FPP farnesyltransferase; presqualene-di-diphosphate synthase; SS; SQS; DGPT; ERG9; si:ch73-107c13.2