Answer to Question #188679 in Biochemistry for Kim

Question #188679

Vitamin D3 is derived from cholesterol. How and in which tissues does conversion occur?


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2021-05-07T14:25:01-0400

The production of Vitamin D3 from 7-dehydrocholesterol in the epidermis. Sunlight (the ultraviolet B component) breaks the B ring of the cholesterol structure to form pre- D3. Pre-D3 then undergoes a thermal induced rearrangement to form D3.

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