A Mechanistic Association Between Cholesterol Metabolism and Cell Proliferation

  • Sandra Dessì
  • Barbara Batetta
  • Caterina Chiodino
  • Paolo Pani


Cholesterol is one of the major components of animal cell plasma membranes. It plays a vital role in the maintenance of cell integrity and in the regulation of membrane fluidity; it regulates more or less directly many cellular functions including cell growth, in normal and malignant processes1,2.


Liver Regeneration Partial Hepatectomy Cholesterol Ester Cholesterol Synthesis Free Cholesterol 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sandra Dessì
    • 1
  • Barbara Batetta
    • 1
  • Caterina Chiodino
    • 1
  • Paolo Pani
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di Farmacologia e Patologia BiochimicaUniversità degli Studi di CagliariCagliariItaly

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