The regenerating liver presents a changed ability to use mevalonate 16 hr after partial hepatectomy. The dolichol content and its synthesis from mevalonate is increased, while no variation of dolichyl-P and ubiquinone parameters are detectable.

The greater amount ofmevalonate utilized to form dolichol, but not dolichyl-P, in this proliferating system, raises some questions about the physiological significance of these isoprenoid compounds and about their biosynthetic sequence.

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