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Effects of Cholesterol Derivatives on Sterol Biosynthesis

  • Harry W. Chen
  • Andrew A. Kandutsch
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Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 67)

Abstract

Atherosclerosis is a condition marked by the formation of plaques in the endothelium of the arterial system which in the earliest stage are composed largely of cholesterol. The etiology of the disease is not known, although it appears that an elevated serum cholesterol level may contribute to the development and the progression of atherosclerosis in animals and in man. The production of atherosclerotic lesions in experimental animals on a cholesterol-supplemented diet suggested a connection between cholesterol and atherosclerosis.

Keywords

Plasma Cholesterol Level Sterol Biosynthesis Sterol Synthesis Cholesterol Derivative Dietary Sterol 
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Abbreviation

HMG-CoA

3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl Coenzyme A

MVA

mevalonic acid

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Harry W. Chen
    • 1
  • Andrew A. Kandutsch
    • 1
  1. 1.The Jackson LaboratoryBar HarborUSA

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