Cholesterol biosynthesis and its regulation

Cholesterol biosynthesis and its regulation

May 14, 2022

Biosynthesis of Cholesterol and its regulation

  • Cholesterol is a structural component of cell membrane
  • Precursor to steroid hormones and bile salts
  • Cholesterol precursors converted to ubiquinone, dolichol, & vitamin D
  • Atherosclerotic vascular disease

For details on lipoprotein complexes click on the following link

Lipoproteins (Chylomicrons, VLDL, LDL & HDL); Defects in cholesterol metabolism

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