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Tuberculostearic acid (D-10-Methylstearic acid) is a saturated fatty acid this is recognized to be produced via Mycobacterium spp. And species of Streptomyces. It is shaped from the precursor oleic acid (a monounsaturated fatty acid). After oleic acid is esterified to a phospholipid, S-adenosyl-methionine donates a methyl group to the double bond of oleic acid. This methylation response paperwork the intermediate 10-methylene-octadecanoyal. Successive discount of the residue, with NADPH as a cofactor, effects in 10-methylstearic acid.