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A colorless volatile liquid, C5H8, used chiefly to make synthetic rubber.

i′so·pre′noid′ (-prē′noid′) adj.


(ˌaɪsəˈpriːnɔɪd) chem
(Chemistry) relating to or containing the isoprene unit
(Chemistry) an isoprenoid compound
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The recently discovered non-mevalonate pathway of isoprenoid biosynthesis serves as the unique source of terpenoids in numerous pathogenic eubacteria and in apicoplast-type protozoa, most notably Plasmodium, but is absent in mammalian cells.
The team of Berkeley scientists won $10,000 plus opportunities for mentorship for their method of metabolically engineering yeast with vastly improved capacity for isoprenoid production.
Ten xanthones with one or two isoprenoid groups and a prenylated benzophenone isolated from roots of Cudrania cochinchinensis (Moraceae) were tested for their antimicrobial activities against vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE).
Pyrrole Pigments, Isoprenoid Compounds and Phenolic Plant Constituents.
Globulixanthones A and B, two new cytotoxic xanthones with isoprenoid groups from the root bark of Symphonia globulifera.
Tatman D, Mo H (2002) Volatile isoprenoid constituents of fruits, vegetables and herbs cumulatively suppress the proliferation of murine B 16 melanoma and human HL-60 leukemia.
A hypothesis regarding endosymbiotic actinidic archaea as having evolved from an early isoprenoid organisms by abiogenesis is presented in this paper.
This points to cholesterol as the primal prebiotic molecule and evolution of actinidic archaea and viroids from a primitive isoprenoid organism.
The first grant is in Europe and focused on furthering the company's current artificial intelligence (AI) and Informatics platform at Amyris and the second grant is from National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the development of a novel isoprenoid pharmaceutical application.
Mevalonate is the precursor not only of cholesterol but also of many non-steroidal- isoprenoid compounds.
CoQ10 or ubiquinone is a lipid-soluble benzoquinone with a side-chain of 10 isoprenoid units endogenously synthesized from phenylalanine and mevalonic acid.
The major isoprenoid alkanes in the analysed samples are pristane (Pr) and phytane (Ph) (Fig.