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Dehydrocholesterol

Dehydrocholesterol, in biochemistry, is a derivative of cholesterol present in the skin.

It is converted by untraviolet radiation to Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol).

A particular isomer is 7-dehydrocholesterol which is involved in cholecalciferol formation.

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