Steroids with a hydroxyl group at C-3 and most of the skeleton of cholestane. Additional carbon atoms may be present in the side chain. (IUPAC Steroid Nomenclature, 1987)
An NADPH-dependent P450 enzyme that plays an essential role in the sterol biosynthetic pathway by catalyzing the demethylation of 14-methyl sterols such as lanosterol. The enzyme acts via the repeated hydroxylation of the 14-methyl group, resulting in its stepwise conversion into an alcohol, an aldehyde and then a carboxylate, which is removed as formic acid. Sterol 14-demethylase is an unusual cytochrome P450 enzyme in that it is found in a broad variety of organisms including ANIMALS; PLANTS; FUNGI; and protozoa.
A class of organic compounds known as STEROLS or STEROIDS derived from plants.
A sterol regulatory element binding protein that regulates expression of GENES involved in FATTY ACIDS metabolism and LIPOGENESIS. Two major isoforms of the protein exist due to ALTERNATIVE SPLICING.
A steroid of interest both because its biosynthesis in FUNGI is a target of ANTIFUNGAL AGENTS, notably AZOLES, and because when it is present in SKIN of animals, ULTRAVIOLET RAYS break a bond to result in ERGOCALCIFEROL.
A sterol regulatory element binding protein that regulates GENES involved in CHOLESTEROL synthesis and uptake.
Cholestadiene derivatives containing a hydroxy group anywhere in the molecule.
The principal sterol of all higher animals, distributed in body tissues, especially the brain and spinal cord, and in animal fats and oils.
A triterpene that derives from the chair-boat-chair-boat folding of 2,3-oxidosqualene. It is metabolized to CHOLESTEROL and CUCURBITACINS.
An intermediate in the synthesis of cholesterol.
Steroids with methyl groups at C-10 and C-13 and a branched 8-carbon chain at C-17. Members include compounds with any degree of unsaturation; however, CHOLESTADIENES is available for derivatives containing two double bonds.
Sterol regulatory element binding proteins are basic helix-loop-helix leucine zipper transcription factors that bind the sterol regulatory element TCACNCCAC. They are synthesized as precursors that are threaded into the MEMBRANES of the ENDOPLASMIC RETICULUM.
Cholesterol derivatives having an additional double bond in any position. 24-Dehydrocholesterol is DESMOSTEROL. The other most prevalent dehydrocholesterol is the 7-isomer. This compound is a precursor of cholesterol and of vitamin D3.
Derivatives of the saturated steroid cholestane with methyl groups at C-18 and C-19 and an iso-octyl side chain at C-17.
An NAPH-dependent cytochrome P450 enzyme that catalyzes the oxidation of the side chain of sterol intermediates such as the 27-hydroxylation of 5-beta-cholestane-3-alpha,7-alpha,12-alpha-triol.
Enzymes that catalyze the reversible reduction of alpha-carboxyl group of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A to yield MEVALONIC ACID.
Cholesterol which is substituted by a hydroxy group in any position.
An enzyme that catalyzes the formation of cholesterol esters by the direct transfer of the fatty acid group from a fatty acyl CoA derivative. This enzyme has been found in the adrenal gland, gonads, liver, intestinal mucosa, and aorta of many mammalian species. EC 2.3.1.26.
A class of proteins that were originally identified by their ability to bind the DNA sequence CCAAT. The typical CCAAT-enhancer binding protein forms dimers and consists of an activation domain, a DNA-binding basic region, and a leucine-rich dimerization domain (LEUCINE ZIPPERS). CCAAT-BINDING FACTOR is structurally distinct type of CCAAT-enhancer binding protein consisting of a trimer of three different subunits.
Enzymes that catalyze the transposition of double bond(s) in a steroid molecule. EC 5.3.3.
An autosomal recessive lipid storage disorder due to mutation of the gene CYP27A1 encoding a CHOLESTANETRIOL 26-MONOOXYGENASE. It is characterized by large deposits of CHOLESTEROL and CHOLESTANOL in various tissues resulting in xanthomatous swelling of tendons, early CATARACT, and progressive neurological symptoms.
An autosomal recessive disorder of CHOLESTEROL metabolism. It is caused by a deficiency of 7-dehydrocholesterol reductase, the enzyme that converts 7-dehydrocholesterol to cholesterol, leading to an abnormally low plasma cholesterol. This syndrome is characterized by multiple CONGENITAL ABNORMALITIES, growth deficiency, and INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY.
Antilipemic agent with high ophthalmic toxicity. According to Merck Index, 11th ed, the compound was withdrawn from the market in 1962 because of its association with the formation of irreversible cataracts.
Steroid acids and salts. The primary bile acids are derived from cholesterol in the liver and usually conjugated with glycine or taurine. The secondary bile acids are further modified by bacteria in the intestine. They play an important role in the digestion and absorption of fat. They have also been used pharmacologically, especially in the treatment of gallstones.
Fractionation of a vaporized sample as a consequence of partition between a mobile gaseous phase and a stationary phase held in a column. Two types are gas-solid chromatography, where the fixed phase is a solid, and gas-liquid, in which the stationary phase is a nonvolatile liquid supported on an inert solid matrix.
An anticholesteremic agent that inhibits sterol biosynthesis in animals.
CHOLESTENES with one or more double bonds and substituted by any number of keto groups.
A condition marked by the development of widespread xanthomas, yellow tumor-like structures filled with lipid deposits. Xanthomas can be found in a variety of tissues including the SKIN; TENDONS; joints of KNEES and ELBOWS. Xanthomatosis is associated with disturbance of LIPID METABOLISM and formation of FOAM CELLS.
The class of all enzymes catalyzing oxidoreduction reactions. The substrate that is oxidized is regarded as a hydrogen donor. The systematic name is based on donor:acceptor oxidoreductase. The recommended name will be dehydrogenase, wherever this is possible; as an alternative, reductase can be used. Oxidase is only used in cases where O2 is the acceptor. (Enzyme Nomenclature, 1992, p9)
A large lobed glandular organ in the abdomen of vertebrates that is responsible for detoxification, metabolism, synthesis and storage of various substances.
Five membered rings containing a NITROGEN atom.
Cytochrome P-450 monooxygenases (MIXED FUNCTION OXYGENASES) that are important in steroid biosynthesis and metabolism.
The first committed enzyme of the biosynthesis pathway that leads to the production of STEROLS. it catalyzes the synthesis of SQUALENE from farnesyl pyrophosphate via the intermediate PRESQUALENE PYROPHOSPHATE. This enzyme is also a critical branch point enzyme in the biosynthesis of ISOPRENOIDS that is thought to regulate the flux of isoprene intermediates through the sterol pathway.
A generic term for fats and lipoids, the alcohol-ether-soluble constituents of protoplasm, which are insoluble in water. They comprise the fats, fatty oils, essential oils, waxes, phospholipids, glycolipids, sulfolipids, aminolipids, chromolipids (lipochromes), and fatty acids. (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)
A fungal metabolite isolated from cultures of Aspergillus terreus. The compound is a potent anticholesteremic agent. It inhibits 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase (HYDROXYMETHYLGLUTARYL COA REDUCTASES), which is the rate-limiting enzyme in cholesterol biosynthesis. It also stimulates the production of low-density lipoprotein receptors in the liver.
Chromatography on thin layers of adsorbents rather than in columns. The adsorbent can be alumina, silica gel, silicates, charcoals, or cellulose. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
A subclass of enzymes which includes all dehydrogenases acting on carbon-carbon bonds. This enzyme group includes all the enzymes that introduce double bonds into substrates by direct dehydrogenation of carbon-carbon single bonds.
An enzyme that catalyzes the synthesis of hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA from acetyl-CoA and acetoacetyl-CoA. This is a key enzyme in steroid biosynthesis. This enzyme was formerly listed as EC 4.1.3.5.
A strongly basic anion exchange resin whose main constituent is polystyrene trimethylbenzylammonium Cl(-) anion.
The process of converting an acid into an alkyl or aryl derivative. Most frequently the process consists of the reaction of an acid with an alcohol in the presence of a trace of mineral acid as catalyst or the reaction of an acyl chloride with an alcohol. Esterification can also be accomplished by enzymatic processes.
A complex of polyene antibiotics obtained from Streptomyces filipinensis. Filipin III alters membrane function by interfering with membrane sterols, inhibits mitochondrial respiration, and is proposed as an antifungal agent. Filipins I, II, and IV are less important.
Physiological processes in biosynthesis (anabolism) and degradation (catabolism) of LIPIDS.
A family of MEMBRANE TRANSPORT PROTEINS that require ATP hydrolysis for the transport of substrates across membranes. The protein family derives its name from the ATP-binding domain found on the protein.
Substances used to lower plasma CHOLESTEROL levels.
Errors in the metabolism of LIPIDS resulting from inborn genetic MUTATIONS that are heritable.
A superfamily of hundreds of closely related HEMEPROTEINS found throughout the phylogenetic spectrum, from animals, plants, fungi, to bacteria. They include numerous complex monooxygenases (MIXED FUNCTION OXYGENASES). In animals, these P-450 enzymes serve two major functions: (1) biosynthesis of steroids, fatty acids, and bile acids; (2) metabolism of endogenous and a wide variety of exogenous substrates, such as toxins and drugs (BIOTRANSFORMATION). They are classified, according to their sequence similarities rather than functions, into CYP gene families (>40% homology) and subfamilies (>59% homology). For example, enzymes from the CYP1, CYP2, and CYP3 gene families are responsible for most drug metabolism.
Cholesterol present in food, especially in animal products.
A microanalytical technique combining mass spectrometry and gas chromatography for the qualitative as well as quantitative determinations of compounds.
Cholestanes substituted in any position with one or more hydroxy groups. They are found in feces and bile. In contrast to bile acids and salts, they are not reabsorbed.
Lipid-protein complexes involved in the transportation and metabolism of lipids in the body. They are spherical particles consisting of a hydrophobic core of TRIGLYCERIDES and CHOLESTEROL ESTERS surrounded by a layer of hydrophilic free CHOLESTEROL; PHOSPHOLIPIDS; and APOLIPOPROTEINS. Lipoproteins are classified by their varying buoyant density and sizes.
Derivatives of ACETIC ACID. Included under this heading are a broad variety of acid forms, salts, esters, and amides that contain the carboxymethane structure.
Organic, monobasic acids derived from hydrocarbons by the equivalent of oxidation of a methyl group to an alcohol, aldehyde, and then acid. Fatty acids are saturated and unsaturated (FATTY ACIDS, UNSATURATED). (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)
Compounds that specifically inhibit STEROL 14-DEMETHYLASE. A variety of azole-derived ANTIFUNGAL AGENTS act through this mechanism.
A species of the genus SACCHAROMYCES, family Saccharomycetaceae, order Saccharomycetales, known as "baker's" or "brewer's" yeast. The dried form is used as a dietary supplement.
Chemicals that kill or inhibit the growth of fungi in agricultural applications, on wood, plastics, or other materials, in swimming pools, etc.
Cholesterol substituted in any position by a keto moiety. The 7-keto isomer inhibits 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA reductase activity and inhibits cholesterol uptake in the coronary arteries and aorta in vitro.
An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of CHOLESTEROL ESTERS and some other sterol esters, to liberate cholesterol plus a fatty acid anion.
Lipids, predominantly phospholipids, cholesterol and small amounts of glycolipids found in membranes including cellular and intracellular membranes. These lipids may be arranged in bilayers in the membranes with integral proteins between the layers and peripheral proteins attached to the outside. Membrane lipids are required for active transport, several enzymatic activities and membrane formation.
Endogenous substances, usually proteins, which are effective in the initiation, stimulation, or termination of the genetic transcription process.
Uptake of substances through the lining of the INTESTINES.
A group of polycyclic compounds closely related biochemically to TERPENES. They include cholesterol, numerous hormones, precursors of certain vitamins, bile acids, alcohols (STEROLS), and certain natural drugs and poisons. Steroids have a common nucleus, a fused, reduced 17-carbon atom ring system, cyclopentanoperhydrophenanthrene. Most steroids also have two methyl groups and an aliphatic side-chain attached to the nucleus. (From Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, 11th ed)
Receptors on the plasma membrane of nonhepatic cells that specifically bind LDL. The receptors are localized in specialized regions called coated pits. Hypercholesteremia is caused by an allelic genetic defect of three types: 1, receptors do not bind to LDL; 2, there is reduced binding of LDL; and 3, there is normal binding but no internalization of LDL. In consequence, entry of cholesterol esters into the cell is impaired and the intracellular feedback by cholesterol on 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl CoA reductase is lacking.
Proteins which bind to DNA. The family includes proteins which bind to both double- and single-stranded DNA and also includes specific DNA binding proteins in serum which can be used as markers for malignant diseases.
Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.
Substances that destroy fungi by suppressing their ability to grow or reproduce. They differ from FUNGICIDES, INDUSTRIAL because they defend against fungi present in human or animal tissues.
Macrolide antifungal antibiotic complex produced by Streptomyces noursei, S. aureus, and other Streptomyces species. The biologically active components of the complex are nystatin A1, A2, and A3.
Transport proteins that carry specific substances in the blood or across cell membranes.
An enzyme that catalyzes the formation of acetoacetyl-CoA from two molecules of ACETYL COA. Some enzymes called thiolase or thiolase-I have referred to this activity or to the activity of ACETYL-COA C-ACYLTRANSFERASE.
Lipids containing one or more phosphate groups, particularly those derived from either glycerol (phosphoglycerides see GLYCEROPHOSPHOLIPIDS) or sphingosine (SPHINGOLIPIDS). They are polar lipids that are of great importance for the structure and function of cell membranes and are the most abundant of membrane lipids, although not stored in large amounts in the system.
Excrement from the INTESTINES, containing unabsorbed solids, waste products, secretions, and BACTERIA of the DIGESTIVE SYSTEM.
A subfamily in the family MURIDAE, comprising the hamsters. Four of the more common genera are Cricetus, CRICETULUS; MESOCRICETUS; and PHODOPUS.
A liver microsomal cytochrome P450 enzyme that catalyzes the 12-alpha-hydroxylation of a broad spectrum of sterols in the presence of molecular oxygen and NADPH-FERRIHEMOPROTEIN REDUCTASE. This enzyme, encoded by CYP8B1gene, converts 7-alpha-hydroxy-4-cholesten-3-one to 7-alpha-12-alpha-dihydroxy-4-cholesten-3-one and is required in the synthesis of BILE ACIDS from cholesterol.

A critical role for cAMP response element-binding protein (CREB) as a Co-activator in sterol-regulated transcription of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A synthase promoter. (1/1766)

3-Hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) synthase, a key regulatory enzyme in the pathway for endogenous cholesterol synthesis, is a target for negative feedback regulation by cholesterol. When cellular sterol levels are low, the sterol regulatory element-binding proteins (SREBPs) are released from the endoplasmic reticulum membrane, allowing them to translocate to the nucleus and activate SREBP target genes. However, in all SREBP-regulated promoters studied to date, additional co-regulatory transcription factors are required for sterol-regulated activation of transcription. We have previously shown that, in addition to SREBPs, NF-Y/CBF is required for sterol-regulated transcription of HMG-CoA synthase. This heterotrimeric transcription factor has recently been shown to function as a co-regulator in several other SREBP-regulated promoters, as well. In addition to cis-acting sites for both SREBP and NF-Y/CBF, the sterol regulatory region of the synthase promoter also contains a consensus cAMP response element (CRE), an element that binds members of the CREB/ATF family of transcription factors. Here, we show that this consensus CRE is essential for sterol-regulated transcription of the synthase promoter. Using in vitro binding assays, we also demonstrate that CREB binds to this CRE, and mutations within the CRE that result in a loss of CREB binding also result in a loss of sterol-regulated transcription. We further show that efficient activation of the synthase promoter in Drosophila SL2 cells requires the simultaneous expression of all three factors: SREBPs, NF-Y/CBF, and CREB. To date this is the first promoter shown to require CREB for efficient sterol-regulated transcription, and to require two different co-regulatory factors in addition to SREBPs for maximal activation.  (+info)

Comparison of synthetic saponin cholesterol absorption inhibitors in rabbits: evidence for a non-stoichiometric, intestinal mechanism of action. (2/1766)

The hypocholesterolemic activities of pamaqueside and tiqueside, two structurally similar saponins, were evaluated in cholesterol-fed rabbits. The pharmacological profiles of the saponins were virtually identical: both dose-dependently decreased the intestinal absorption of labeled cholesterol 25-75%, increased fecal neutral sterol excretion up to 2.5-fold, and decreased hepatic cholesterol content 10-55%. High doses of pamaqueside (>5 mg/kg) or tiqueside (>125 mg/kg) completely prevented hypercholesterolemia. Decreases in plasma and hepatic cholesterol levels were strongly correlated with increased neutral sterol excretion. Ratios of neutral sterol excreted to pamaqueside administered were greater than 1:1 at all doses, in opposition to the formation of a stoichiometric complex previously suggested for tiqueside and other saponins. Ratios in tiqueside-treated rabbits were less than unity, a reflection of its lower potency. Pamaqueside-treated rabbits exhibited a more rapid decline in plasma cholesterol concentrations than control animals fed a cholesterol-free diet, indicating that the compound also inhibited the absorption of biliary cholesterol. Intravenous administration of pamaqueside had no effect on plasma cholesterol levels despite plasma levels twice those observed in rabbits given pamaqueside orally. These data indicate that pamaqueside and tiqueside induce hypocholesterolemia by blocking lumenal cholesterol absorption via a mechanism that apparently differs from the stoichiometric complexation of cholesterol hypothesized for other saponins.  (+info)

High-affinity binding of very-long-chain fatty acyl-CoA esters to the peroxisomal non-specific lipid-transfer protein (sterol carrier protein-2). (3/1766)

Binding of fluorescent fatty acids to bovine liver non-specific lipid-transfer protein (nsL-TP) was assessed by measuring fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) between the single tryptophan residue of nsL-TP and the fluorophore. Upon addition of pyrene dodecanoic acid (Pyr-C12) and cis-parinaric acid to nsL-TP, FRET was observed indicating that these fatty acids were accommodated in the lipid binding site closely positioned to the tryptophan residue. Substantial binding was observed only when these fatty acids were presented in the monomeric form complexed to beta-cyclodextrin. As shown by time-resolved fluorescence measurements, translocation of Pyr-C12 from the Pyr-C12-beta-cyclodextrin complex to nsL-TP changed dramatically the direct molecular environment of the pyrene moiety: i.e. the fluorescence lifetime of the directly excited pyrene increased at least by 25% and a distinct rotational correlation time of 7 ns was observed. In order to evaluate the affinity of nsL-TP for intermediates of the beta-oxidation pathway, a binding assay was developed based on the ability of fatty acyl derivatives to displace Pyr-C12 from the lipid binding site as reflected by the reduction of FRET. Hexadecanoyl-CoA and 2-hexadecenoyl-CoA were found to bind readily to nsL-TP, whereas 3-hydroxyhexadecanoyl-CoA and 3-ketohexadecanoyl-CoA bound poorly. The highest affinities were observed for the very-long-chain fatty acyl-CoA esters (24:0-CoA, 26:0-CoA) and their enoyl derivatives (24:1-CoA, 26:1-CoA). Binding of non-esterified hexadecanoic acid and tetracosanoic acid (24:0) was negligible.  (+info)

Serum sterols during stanol ester feeding in a mildly hypercholesterolemic population. (4/1766)

We investigated the changes of cholesterol and non-cholesterol sterol metabolism during plant stanol ester margarine feeding in 153 hypercholesterolemic subjects. Rapeseed oil (canola oil) margarine without (n = 51) and with (n = 102) stanol (2 or 3 g/day) ester was used for 1 year. Serum sterols were analyzed with gas-liquid chromatography. The latter showed a small increase in sitostanol peak during stanol ester margarine eating. Cholestanol, campesterol, and sitosterol proportions to cholesterol were significantly reduced by 5-39% (P < 0.05 or less for all) by stanol esters; the higher their baseline proportions the higher were their reductions. The precursor sterol proportions were significantly increased by 10- 46%, and their high baseline levels predicted low reduction of serum cholesterol. The decrease of the scheduled stanol dose from 3 to 2 g/day after 6-month feeding increased serum cholesterol by 5% (P < 0. 001) and serum plant sterol proportions by 8-13% (P < 0.001), but had no consistent effect on precursor sterols. In twelve subjects, the 12-month level of LDL cholesterol exceeded that of baseline; the non-cholesterol sterol proportions suggested that stimulated synthesis with relatively weak absorption inhibition contributed to the non-responsiveness of these subjects. In conclusion, plant stanol ester feeding lowers serum cholesterol in about 88% of subjects, decreases the non-cholesterol sterols that reflect cholesterol absorption, increases the sterols that reflect cholesterol synthesis, but also slightly increases serum plant stanols. Low synthesis and high absorption efficiency of cholesterol results in the greatest benefit from stanol ester consumption.  (+info)

Characterization of phosphomevalonate kinase: chromosomal localization, regulation, and subcellular targeting. (5/1766)

Phosphomevalonate kinase catalyzes the conversion of mevalonate-5-phosphate to mevalonate-5-diphosphate and was originally believed to be a cytosolic enzyme. In this study we have localized the phosphomevalonate kinase gene to chromosome 1p13-1q22-23 and present a genomic map indicating that the gene spans more than 8.4 kb in the human genome. Furthermore, we show that message levels and enzyme activity of rat liver phosphomevalonate kinase are regulated in response to dietary sterol levels and that this regulation is coordinate with 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase, the rate-limiting enzyme of cholesterol biosynthesis. In addition, we demonstrate that phosphomevalonate kinase is a peroxisomal protein which requires the C-terminal peroxisomal targeting signal, Ser-Arg-Leu, for localization to the organelle.  (+info)

Association of sterol- and glycosylphosphatidylinositol-linked proteins with Drosophila raft lipid microdomains. (6/1766)

In vertebrates, the formation of raft lipid microdomains plays an important part in both polarized protein sorting and signal transduction. To establish a system in which raft-dependent processes could be studied genetically, we have analyzed the protein and lipid composition of these microdomains in Drosophila melanogaster. Using mass spectrometry, we identified the phospholipids, sphingolipids, and sterols present in Drosophila membranes. Despite chemical differences between Drosophila and mammalian lipids, their structure suggests that the biophysical properties that allow raft formation have been preserved. Consistent with this, we have identified a detergent-insoluble fraction of Drosophila membranes that, like mammalian rafts, is rich in sterol, sphingolipids, and glycosylphosphatidylinositol-linked proteins. We show that the sterol-linked Hedgehog N-terminal fragment associates specifically with this detergent-insoluble membrane fraction. Our findings demonstrate that raft formation is preserved across widely separated phyla in organisms with different lipid structures. They further suggest sterol modification as a novel mechanism for targeting proteins to raft membranes and raise the possibility that signaling and polarized intracellular transport of Hedgehog are based on raft association.  (+info)

Non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus and hypertriglyceridemia impair lipoprotein metabolism in chronic hemodialysis patients. (7/1766)

Patients with diabetes mellitus undergoing chronic hemodialysis treatment have the worst outcome on dialysis due to an increased rate of cardiovascular complications. Nearly all patients present with dyslipidemia, a prominent vascular risk factor, probably responsible for the high rate of vascular injury. Since both uremia and diabetes predispose to hypertriglyceridemia, the present study was conducted to investigate the influence of diabetes mellitus and/or hypertriglyceridemia on lipoprotein metabolism in hemodialysis patients. LDL was isolated and characterized from hyper- and normotriglyceridemic diabetic and nondiabetic hemodialysis patients (n = 40; 10 in each group); also, LDL-receptor-dependent uptake and intracellular cholesterol metabolism were studied in HepG2 cells. In addition, scavenger-receptor-mediated uptake was examined in mouse peritoneal macrophages. LDL isolated from nondiabetic normotriglyceridemic hemodialysis patients exhibited impaired cellular uptake via the LDL receptor. Additionally, intracellular sterol synthesis was less inhibited and cholesterol esterification was reduced compared with LDL from healthy control subjects. Reduction of catabolic capacities was more marked in hemodialysis patients who were either diabetic or hypertriglyceridemic and even more pronounced in patients presenting with a combination of both diabetes and hypertriglyceridemia. Hypertriglyceridemic and diabetic patients showed reduced lipase activity and increased LDL oxidation. Furthermore, they accumulated a fraction of small, dense LDL, and LDL was predominantly taken up via the scavenger-receptor pathway in peritoneal macrophages. This study elucidates the distinct influence of diabetes and/or hypertriglyceridemia in hemodialysis patients on cellular LDL metabolism via specific and nonspecific metabolic pathways. Furthermore, it underscores the cumulative impact of these pathologic entities on impairment of lipoprotein metabolism and increase of cardiovascular risk.  (+info)

The interaction of lipodepsipeptide toxins from Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae with biological and model membranes: a comparison of syringotoxin, syringomycin, and two syringopeptins. (8/1766)

Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae produces two groups of cyclic lipodepsipeptides (LDPs): the nona-peptides syringomycins, syringostatins, and syringotoxin (ST), and the more complex syringopeptins composed of either 22 or 25 amino acid residues (SP22 and SP25). Both classes of peptides significantly contribute to bacterial pathogenesis and their primary target of action seems to be the plasma membrane. We studied and compared the activity of some members of these two classes of LDPs on red blood cells and on model membranes (monolayers and unilamellar vesicles). All peptides induced red blood cell hemolysis. The mechanism was apparently that of a colloid-osmotic shock caused by the formation of pores, as it could be prevented by osmoticants of adequate size. Application of the Renkin equation indicated a radius of approximately 1 nm for the lesions formed by syringopeptins SP22A and SP25A, whereas those formed by syringomycin E (SRE) had a variable, dose-dependent size ranging from 0.7 up to 1.7 nm. All tested LDPs displayed surface activity, forming peptide monolayers with average molecular areas of 1.2 nm2 (SRE), 1.5 nm2 (SP22A), and 1.3 nm2 (SP25A). They also partitioned into preformed lipid monolayers occupying molecular areas that ranged from 0.6 to 1.7 nm2 depending on the peptide and the lipid composition of the film. These LDPs formed channels in lipid vesicles as indicated by the release of an entrapped fluorescent dye (calcein). The extent of permeabilization was dependent on the concentration of the peptide and the composition of the lipid vesicles, with a preference for those containing a sterol. From the dose dependence of the permeabilization it was inferred that LDPs increased membrane permeability by forming oligomeric channels containing from four to seven monomers. On average, syringopeptin oligomers were smaller than SRE and ST oligomers.  (+info)

Wild-type Saccharomyces cerevisiae do not accumulate exogenous sterols under aerobic conditions, and a mutant allele conferring sterol auxotrophy (erg7) could be isolated only in strains with a heme deficiency. delta-Aminolevulinic acid (ALA) fed to a hem1 (ALA synthetase-) erg7 (2,3-oxidosqualene cyclase-) sterol-auxotrophic strain of S. cerevisiae inhibited sterol uptake, and growth was negatively affected when intracellular sterol was depleted. The inhibition of sterol uptake (and growth of sterol auxotrophs) by ALA was dependent on the ability to synthesize heme from ALA. A procedure was developed which allowed selection of strains which would take up exogenous sterols but had no apparent defect in heme or ergosterol biosynthesis. One of these sterol uptake control mutants possessed an allele which allowed phenotypic expression of sterol auxotrophy in a heme-competent background.
The marine sponges (Porifera) are a unique group of sedentary organisms from which several novel natural products are reported, many of which have useful biological activities. In producing unusual sterols, they occupy a preeminent position among the various groups of organisms. The polar sterols of sponges reported as at the end of the year 2002 number about 250; their ring structure changing a hundred times. The oxidation pattern in the sterol ring system, from the point of view of biogenesis seems to be mainly of four types. Each sponge species is able to produce sterols fitting into one of the four main biogenetic pathways viz., (i) 3β-hydroxy-Δ5-sterol pathway, (ii) 3β-hydroxy-Δ7-sterol pathway, (iii) 3β-hydroxy-Δ5,7-sterol pathway, and (iv) 3α-hydroxy sterol pathway.
The quantitative sterol requirements were studied in C. briggsae, C. elegans (Be), C. elegans (Br), and T. aceti. It was shown that all four nematodes had similar minimal sterol requirements (0.1-2.0 μg/ml) and toxicity appeared in T. aceti at 50 μg/ml. Cholesterol and five precursors were tested for population growth. We found that acetic acid, DLmevalonic acid lactone, and farnesol did not support population growth; while squalene, lanosterol, and cholesterol supported significant population growth in all four nematodes. Our results suggest that the major metabolic block in the pathway of sterol biosynthesis occurs between the step of farnesol and squalene.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has established voluntary olive oil standards, which are based largely on standards adopted by the International Olive Council (IOC). USDA standards include an acceptable range for each fatty acid and sterol, seeking to ensure that olive oil is not adulterated with other types of oils. In this study, the UC Davis Olive Center collected US-grown olives and processed the olives at campus facilities to determine the extent that the oils would be accommodated by USDA standards for fatty acid and sterol profiles.
In Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the Rho-type GTPase Cdc42 regulates polarized growth through its effectors, including the p21-activated kinases (PAKs) Ste20, Cla4, and Skm1. Previously, we demonstrated that Ste20 interacts with several proteins involved in sterol synthesis that are crucial for cell polarization. Under anaerobic conditions, sterols cannot be synthesized and need to be imported into cells. Here, we show that Ste20, Cla4, and Skm1 form a complex with Sut1, a transcriptional regulator that promotes sterol uptake. All three PAKs can translocate into the nucleus and down-regulate the expression of genes involved in sterol uptake, including the Sut1 targets AUS1 and DAN1 by a novel mechanism. Consistently, deletion of either STE20, CLA4, or SKM1 results in an increased sterol influx and PAK overexpression inhibits sterol uptake. For Ste20, we demonstrate that the down-regulation of gene expression requires nuclear localization and kinase activity of Ste20. Furthermore, the Ste20
In this study, we demonstrate that yeast ORPs can interact with two membranes simultaneously and facilitate regulated sterol transfer by a novel mechanism. Using Osh4p as a representative Osh protein, we identified a membrane-binding site on Osh4p that is distal to the membrane-binding surface near the mouth of the sterol-binding pocket. Our findings suggest that lipid content of the liposome interacting with the distal membrane-binding surface affects the rate of sterol extraction from and delivery to the second liposome. We confirmed the functional importance of the distal membrane-binding surface of Osh4p by altering it and showing that the mutant protein cannot replace the wild-type protein or facilitate sterol transfer in cells and that it is insensitive to the stimulatory effect of PI(4,5)P2 on sterol transfer in vitro. Because all yeast ORDs can bind two membranes simultaneously, they likely all have similar regulatory distal membrane-binding surfaces, although they almost certainly ...
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Sterols and stanols stem from plants. Theyre actually components of plant membranes that are very similar to cholesterol. In humans, cholesterol has a cell function similar to what sterols and stanols have in plants. Because sterols and stanols have a similar molecular structure to cholesterol, they block cholesterol receptors and help prevent the absorption of cholesterol. Sterols and stanols are naturally present in many fruits, vegetables, seeds, cereals, and legumes. Eating more of those foods is a great idea because it may lower blood cholesterol levels. But getting enough sterols and stanols through diet alone is nearly impossible. If your plates already full and youre not getting the sterols and stanols you need, you can get help in a supplement like CholestOff too. Now you know the role sterols and stanols play in your heart health. ...
Employment of heterotrophic culture of microalgal foods in the hatchery-based seed production of oysters is still controversial because some algae produced using the method appear to loose sterols, a key nutritional factor for bivalve growth. We traced the changes in sterol content of Tetraselmis suecica growing under photoautotrophic and heterotrophic conditions with the aid of gas chromatography (GC) and GC2013mass spectrometry. The photoautotrophic T. suecica at the mid-logarithmic growth phase contained six major (cholesta-5,22-dien-303B2-ol, ergost-5-en-303B2-ol, cholest-5-en-303B2-ol, 24-methylcholesta-5,22-dien-303B2-ol, 24-methylcholesta-5,24-dien-303B2-ol, and 24-ethylchlolesta-5,24-dien-303B2-ol) and two minor sterols (24-methylcholesta-5-en-303B2-ol and 24-ethylchlolesta-5en-303B2-ol). In the comparison of algal growth and sterol level, photoautotrophic alga appeared to need higher amounts of major sterols for cell growth over heterotrophic alga. These findings, that heterotrophic ...
You may recognize the term sterol from the word cholesterol. A sterol is actually a subgroup of steroids that occur naturally in both plants and animals and function both as hormones as well as part of the structure in cells. Sterols are a critical part of digestion in the form of bile salts and also are found in the cell membrane, or outer wall of cells in the body. Cholesterol is a precursor of vitamin D as well. Foods known as high in dietary cholesterol include egg yolks and shrimp. Plant sterols and stanols are healthy compounds found in plant oils, nuts, seeds and legumes. Consuming plant sterols may block cholesterol from absorbing in the small intestine, helping to decrease bad cholesterol (called LDL) by about 10%. Current research shows that consuming 2-3 grams of plant sterols and stanols contribute to a healthier blood lipid profile ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Purification and reconstitution of sterol transfer by native mouse ABCG5 and ABCG8. AU - Wang, Jin. AU - Zhang, Da Wei. AU - Lei, Ying. AU - Xu, Fang. AU - Cohen, Jonathan C.. AU - Hobbs, Helen H.. AU - Xie, Xiao Song. PY - 2008/5/6. Y1 - 2008/5/6. N2 - ABCG5 (G5) and ABCG8 (G8) are ATP-binding cassette half-transporters that limit intestinal uptake and promote biliary secretion of neutral sterols. Here, we describe the purification of endogenous G5G8 from mouse liver to near homogeneity. We incorporated the native proteins into membrane vesicles and reconstituted sterol transfer. Native gel electrophoresis, density-gradient ultracentrifugation, and chemical cross-linking studies indicated that the functional native complex is a heterodimer. No higher order oligomeric forms were observed at any stage in the catalytic cycle. Sterol transfer activity by purified native G5G8 was stable, stereospecific, and selective. We also report that G5 but not G8 is S-palmitoylated and that ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Lipid and sterol gene sequence variation in autism and correlates with neurodevelopmental status. T2 - A pilot study. AU - Hall, Trevor A.. AU - Steiner, Robert D.. AU - Wright, Hollis. AU - Wilmot, Beth. AU - Roullet, Jean Baptiste. AU - Peters, Meaghan. AU - Harris, Michael. PY - 2015/9/1. Y1 - 2015/9/1. N2 - Objective: Research has uncovered potential links between lipid and sterol metabolism and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We worked to characterize genetic sequence variants in lipid/sterol related genes in children affected with ASD to investigate the association between lipid/sterol gene sequence variation and neurodevelopmental phenotype that could identify new etiologies for ASD and eventually aid to focus intervention strategies. Design and methods: Children with confirmed ASD were recruited from a regional academic health center. Participants included 24 children (20 male and 4 female) between the ages of 40 to 81 months (M=60 months). Several neurodevelopmental ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Sterol synthesis and low density lipoprotein clearance in vivo in the pregnant rat, placenta, and fetus. Sources for tissue cholesterol during fetal development. AU - Belknap, W. M.. AU - Dietschy, J. M.. PY - 1988. Y1 - 1988. N2 - Whereas the greatest relative increase in body mass occurs during the third trimester of fetal life, the source of the cholesterol that supports this growth is uncertain. These studies used [3H]water and 125I-cellobiose-labeled low density lipoproteins to quantitate absolute rates of cholesterol acquisition in vivo by the fetus of the rat. Preliminary studies demonstrated that [3H]water administered intravenously to the mother rapidly equilibrated with the body pool of water in the fetus and that 22-μg atoms of H from the water pool were incorporated into each micromole of newly synthesized cholesterol. After administration of [3H]water to pregnant rats, the rates of sterol synthesis per 100 g of whole body weight were severalfold higher in the fetus ...
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Read chapter Status Report on the Alteration of Fatty Acid and Sterol Composition in Lipids in Meat, Milk, and Eggs: Fat Content and Composition of Animal...
Ojserkis, Bennett E., The effect of sterol composition on the activities of membrane-bound enzymes in mouse L cells. (1974). Summer and Academic Year Student Reports. 609 ...
ATP binding cassette (ABC) transporters play critical roles in maintaining sterol balance in higher eukaryotes. The ABCG5/ABCG8 heterodimer (G5G8) mediates excretion of neutral sterols in liver and intestines. Mutations disrupting G5G8 cause sitosterolaemia, a disorder characterized by sterol accumulation and premature atherosclerosis. Here we use crystallization in lipid bilayers to determine the X-ray structure of human G5G8 in a nucleotide-free state at 3.9 A resolution, generating the first atomic model of an ABC sterol transporter. The structure reveals a new transmembrane fold that is present in a large and functionally diverse superfamily of ABC transporters. The transmembrane domains are coupled to the nucleotide-binding sites by networks of interactions that differ between the active and inactive ATPases, reflecting the catalytic asymmetry of the transporter. The G5G8 structure provides a mechanistic framework for understanding sterol transport and the disruptive effects of mutations ...
TY - THES. T1 - Studies on membrane properties of cholesterol and 3-beta modified sterol analogs. AU - Lönnfors, Max. PY - 2014. Y1 - 2014. N2 - Cholesterol (Chol) is an important lipid in cellular membranes functioning both as a membrane fluidity regulator, permeability regulator and co-factor for some membrane proteins, e.g. G-protein coupled receptors. It also participates in the formation of signaling platforms and gives the membrane more mechanical strenght to prevent osmotic lysis of the cell. The sterol structure is very conserved and already minor structural modifications can completely abolish its membrane functions. The right interaction with adjacent lipids and the preference of certain lipid structures over others are also key factors in determining the membrane properties of cholesterol. Because of the many important properties of cholesterol it is of value to understand the forces and structural properties that govern the membrane behavior of this sterol. In this thesis we have ...
Cholesterol - One of the biggest health problems produced by our modern diet is elevated cholesterol, and one of the best-established uses of plant sterols is in the treatment of cholesterol problems. Recently, sixteen studies involving 590 people with high cholesterol levels have shown that sterols from plants can reduce total cholesterol by an average of 15% and LDL cholesterol (the one that does the harm) by 18%. Beta-sitosterols also fight atherosclerosis (atherosclerotic plaque on artery walls). New Roots Herbals Sterols & Sterolins can play an important role in heart health programs. ...
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There are many foods, like butter and orange juice that are now fortified with stanols and sterols which makes it easy to fit into our daily diets. Other foods that are now fortified include cooking oils, salad dressings, milk, yogurt, snack bars, and juices. The main thing is to look on the labels to see which products include the stanols and sterols. An article on the Cleveland Clinic site actually lists products which have added stanols and sterols, Orowheat Whole Grain & Wheat Bread, for instance (clevelandclinic.org). The key is to fit them into your daily menu and calorie plan so you arent over-eating just to add in the benefits they provide. That would be counter productive. A condition I often have to resist ...
Cortical ER Protein; Implicated In The Membrane Insertion Of Tail-anchored C-terminal Single Transmembrane Domain Proteins; May Function In Transport Of Glycosylphosphatidylinositol Intermediates Into ER Lumen; Required For Normal Intracellular Sterol Distribution; Human ARV1 Required For Normal Cholesterol And Bile Acid Homeostasis; Similar To Nup120p
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Plant chemicals called sterols might help to lower your bad LDL cholesterol according to a new study. Plant sterols have been shown to
Abstract: Contents of scvalene, sterols and their derivatives were studied in lymphoid tissues as well as in liver and kidney tissues of normal rats and the animals with Shvetz experimental leukosis. Amount of cholesterol and of its precursor scvalene was distinctly decreased simultaneously with an increase in total content of nonsaponified substances in thymus, spleen, bone marrow and liver tissue of rats with experimental leukosis. Scvalene was increased in kidney tissue. Simultaneous accumulation of hydroxycholesterol derivatives, among which 7-beta-hydroxycholesterol was identified, was observed in these tissues under conditions of leukosis. Role of cholesterol hydroxyderivatives in biosynthesis of sterols is discussed ...
Oral and injectable steroids are derivatives of testosterone, a highly anabolic hormone. Historically, these anabolic steroids were synthesized from natural plant sterols (plant sterols share many chemical similarities). As steroids… Read more. ...
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Objective: gammadelta (γδ) T lymphocytes, which bridge innate and adaptive immunity, may be differentially regulated by cholesterol and play distinct roles from the conventional alphabeta (αβ) subset in the development of atherosclerosis. γδ T cells represent a small subset of total T cells (∼ 3-5% of CD3+ cells). These cells express unique γδ T cell receptors, and recognize lipid and peptide antigens without processing and presentation by MHC molecules. γδ T cells react much faster toward pathogen invasion than αβ T cells, and thus are considered one of the first lines of immune defense.. Methods: αβ and γδ T lymphocytes from mice were evaluated for their lipid content, gene expression, proliferation, apoptosis, and activation.. Results and conclusion: Nile Red staining revealed higher intracellular lipid content in γδ T cells, comparing to the αβ subset (1.3 folds of αβ, p,0.05; n=5). We therefore hypothesize that the basal higher sterol content elicits the turnover and ...
The American Heart Associations science advisory on plant sterols and stanols offers good background information on their connection with cholesterol.
Catalyzes the first step in the oxidation of the side chain of sterol intermediates; the 27-hydroxylation of 5-beta-cholestane-3-alpha,7-alpha,12-alpha-triol. Has also a vitamin D3-25-hydroxylase activity.
When cursor points to a box further details will be displayed in a tooltip window. If you click on the box it will change to the appropriate reaction scheme or enzyme specification.. Part of cholesterol and related sterol biosynthesis. ...
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Sterols: Steroids with a hydroxyl group at C-3 and most of the skeleton of cholestane. Additional carbon atoms may be present in the side chain. (IUPAC Steroid Nomenclature, 1987)
A process for the removal of sterols, specifically cholesterol, from a triglyceride oil, preferably a marine triglyceride oil, said process comprising contacting an oil with an absorbent, specifically TRIS YL™, clay or a mixture thereof, heating the mixture to 100 C. to 210 C., preferably 150 C. to 170 C., preferably for a time period of greater than one minute and optionally at a pressure less than 133 Pa, preferably less than 1.33 Pa.
TY - JOUR. T1 - RESPONSES OF MICROORGANISMS TO STEROLS AND STEROIDS.. AU - BUETOW, D. E.. AU - LEVEDAHL, B. H.. PY - 1964/1/1. Y1 - 1964/1/1. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0009928220&partnerID=8YFLogxK. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0009928220&partnerID=8YFLogxK. U2 - 10.1146/annurev.mi.18.100164.001123. DO - 10.1146/annurev.mi.18.100164.001123. M3 - Review article. C2 - 14268854. AN - SCOPUS:0009928220. VL - 18. SP - 167. EP - 194. JO - Annual Review of Microbiology. JF - Annual Review of Microbiology. SN - 0066-4227. ER - ...
Description: The chemical reactions and pathways involving sterols, steroids with one or more hydroxyl groups and a hydrocarbon side-chain in the molecule.. ...
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Background: Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a genetic disorder that result in abnormally high low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, markedly increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) and tendon xanthomas (TX). However, the clinical expression is highly variable. TX are present in other metabolic diseases that associate increased sterol concentration. If non-cholesterol sterols are involved in the development of TX in FH has not been analyzed. Methods: Clinical and biochemical characteristics, non-cholesterol sterols concentrations and Aquilles tendon thickness were determined in subjects with genetic FH with (n = 63) and without (n = 40) TX. Student-t test o Mann-Whitney test were used accordingly. Categorical variables were compared using a Chi square test. ANOVA and Kruskal-Wallis tests were performed to multiple independent variables comparison. Post hoc adjusted comparisons were performed with Bonferroni correction when applicable. Correlations of parameters in selected groups were
The hydra sterol mutants (hydral and fk(^hyd2)) phenotypes are characterised by short thickened roots and a shoot consisting of a mass of indistinct leaves. At the cellular level, cell patterning is disorganised and cell shape irregular, hydra sterol mutants are not phenotypically rescued by application of extrogeneous sterols (Lindsey et al, 2003) and have auxin and ethylene signalling defects but no defects in biosynthesis (Souter et al., 2002).It is not known at the mechanistic level how the hydra phenotype is generated. The disruption in sterol biosynthesis and subsequent altered sterol profile may lead to a loss of sterol-based signals required for development (Schrick et al, 2000), or disruption of other hormone signalling pathways (Souter et al. 2002, 2004); or some other mechanism. To determine whether sterol biosynthesis is required in specific cell types, we expressed the wild type HYDRA1 and HYDRA2 genes respectively under tissue specific promoters in the relevant hydra backgrounds ...
Sterols Analysis Sterols, or Steroidal Alcohols, are members of the steroid family of organic molecules. Theses compounds fulfill essential roles in eukaryotic cell membrane structure and dynamics, and as precursors to steroid hormones and fat-soluble vitamins. This class of organic molecules is further sub-divided into phytosterols (plant sterols), zoosterols (animal sterols)
This thesis examines the gene promoter activity and morphological characteristics of mutants of HYDRA 1 (HYD 1) and HYDRA2 I FACKEL (HYD2 I FK) (Mayer et al. 1991, Topping et al. 1997) from Arabidopsis. These loci are unique, and encode components of the sterol biosynthesis pathway (Schrick et al. 2000, Souter et at. 2002). Various patterning processes are disrupted in hydra mutants (Topping et at. 1997), and bulk sterol profiles are altered (Schrick et at. 2000, Souter et al. 2002). The mutants show heightened responses to auxin, and their phenotype is partly ameliorated by inhibition of ethylene signalling (Souter et al. 2002, 2004, He et al. 2003). Although much previous attention has been given to the analysis of their phenotype, the precise basis of the pleiotropic defects seen in the hydra mutants have not been attributed to any single phenomenon.This thesis examines the hydra mutants body patterning and morphology, and aims to test the hypothesis that hydra mutants are defective in ...
This is a 6-month study with patients who have the rare disease, sitosterolemia which may result in heart-related diseases. These patients have unusually high absorption of non-cholesterol sterols, resulting in heart-related diseases. This study investigates whether absorption of these non-cholesterols can be reduced in these patients ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Sre1p, a regulator of oxygen sensing and sterol homeostasis, is required for virulence in Cryptococcus neoformans. AU - Chang, Yun C.. AU - Bien, Clara M.. AU - Lee, Hyeseung. AU - Espenshade, Peter J.. AU - Kwon-Chung, Kyung J.. PY - 2007/5/1. Y1 - 2007/5/1. N2 - Cryptococcus neoformans is an environmental pathogen requiring atmospheric levels of oxygen for optimal growth. Upon inhalation, C. neoformans disseminates to the brain and causes meningoencephalitis, but the mechanisms by which the pathogen adapts to the low-oxygen environment in the brain have not been investigated. We found that SRE1, a homologue of the mammalian sterol regulatory element-binding protein (SREBP), functions in an oxygen-sensing pathway. Low oxygen decreased sterol synthesis in C. neoformans and triggered activation of membrane-bound Sre1p by the cleavage-activating protein, Scp1p. Microarray and Northern blot analysis demonstrated that under low oxygen, Sre1p activates genes required for ergosterol ...
Somatic Cell and Molecular Genetic Analysis of Various Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) Mutant Cells Defective in Sterol-dependent Regulation of Cholesterol Biosynthesis and LDL Receptor Expression A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy by Mazahir Tahir Hasan Dartmouth College and Dartmouth Medical school Hanover, New Hampshire April 1993 ...
Somatic Cell and Molecular Genetic Analysis of Various Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) Mutant Cells Defective in Sterol-dependent Regulation of Cholesterol Biosynthesis and LDL Receptor Expression A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy by Mazahir Tahir Hasan Dartmouth College and Dartmouth Medical school Hanover, New Hampshire April 1993 ...
Andriamiarina, R.; Laraki, L.; Pelletier, X.; Debry, G., 1989: Effects of stigmasterol-supplemented diets on fecal neutral sterols and bile acid excretion in rats
Caspeta L, Chen Y, Ghiaci P, Feizi A, Buskov S, Hallström BM, Petranovic D, Nielsen J Science 346 (6205) 75-78 [2014-10-03; online 2014-10-02] Ethanol production for use as a biofuel is mainly achieved through simultaneous saccharification and fermentation by yeast. Operating at ≥40°C would be beneficial in terms of increasing efficiency of the process and reducing costs, but yeast does not grow efficiently at those temperatures. We used adaptive laboratory evolution to select yeast strains with improved growth and ethanol production at ≥40°C. Sequencing of the whole genome, genome-wide gene expression, and metabolic-flux analyses revealed a change in sterol composition, from ergosterol to fecosterol, caused by mutations in the C-5 sterol desaturase gene, and increased expression of genes involved in sterol biosynthesis. Additionally, large chromosome III rearrangements and mutations in genes associated with DNA damage and respiration were found, but contributed less to the thermotolerant ...
New sterol esters from the flowers of Punica granatum Linn.: Two new beta-sitosterol esters have been isolated from the flowers of Punica granatum Linn. (Punica
The nematode Caenorhabditis elegans is a genetically tractable model organism to investigate sterol transport. In vivo imaging of the fluorescent sterol, dehydroergosterol (DHE), is challenged by C. elegans high autofluorescence in the same spectral region as emission of DHE. We present a method to detect DHE selectively, based on its rapid bleaching kinetics compared to cellular autofluorescence. Worms were repeatedly imaged on an ultraviolet-sensitive wide field (UV-WF) microscope, and bleaching kinetics of DHE were fitted on a pixel-basis to mathematical models describing the intensity decay. Bleach-rate constants were determined for DHE in vivo and confirmed in model membranes. Using this method, we could detect enrichment of DHE in specific tissues like the nerve ring, the spermateca and oocytes. We confirm these results in C. elegans gut-granule-loss (glo) mutants with reduced autofluorescence and compare our method with three-photon excitation microscopy of sterol in selected tissues. Bleach
The nematode Caenorhabditis elegans is a genetically tractable model organism to investigate sterol transport. In vivo imaging of the fluorescent sterol, dehydroergosterol (DHE), is challenged by C. elegans high autofluorescence in the same spectral region as emission of DHE. We present a method to detect DHE selectively, based on its rapid bleaching kinetics compared to cellular autofluorescence. Worms were repeatedly imaged on an ultraviolet-sensitive wide field (UV-WF) microscope, and bleaching kinetics of DHE were fitted on a pixel-basis to mathematical models describing the intensity decay. Bleach-rate constants were determined for DHE in vivo and confirmed in model membranes. Using this method, we could detect enrichment of DHE in specific tissues like the nerve ring, the spermateca and oocytes. We confirm these results in C. elegans gut-granule-loss (glo) mutants with reduced autofluorescence and compare our method with three-photon excitation microscopy of sterol in selected tissues. Bleach
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Bluebonnets Plant Sterols 500 mg Capsules contain non-genetically engineered plant sterols from soy. Plant sterols are plant compounds that are chemically similar to cholesterol. Products supplying at least 500 mg per serving of plant sterols, taken twice a day with meals, for a daily intake of 1000 mg as part of a di
New research demonstrates that the consumption of a combination of low dose omega-3 and plant sterols can effectively reduce both LDL-cholesterol and triglyceride levels in men and women with high cholesterol levels. The research, recently published in the Journal of Nutrition, is the findings of a research group from Unilever Research and Development Vlaardingen (The Netherlands), Quadt Consultanc (The Netherlands), and Food Files (Sweden).. Plant sterols are known to lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) whereas high intakes of the omega-3 fish fatty acids EPA and DHA are known to lower triglycerides. Consumption of a combination of plant sterols and EPA+DHA could therefore address these two blood lipid risk factors simultaneously.. High circulating levels of triglycerides and LDL-C - the so-called bad cholesterol - have both been linked with greater risk for heart disease and strokes. And although these associations do not necessarily indicate that these factors cause ...
If you are looking for ways to lower your cholesterol levels, a compound found in fruits, vegetables, and nuts can help. Plant sterols help to lower the level of cholesterol that is absorbed by the lower digestive tract from the food we eat.. The recommended daily amount for plant sterol consumption is two grams per day. You can get them by eating more fruits and vegetables, but you would have to eat a large amount of them to do so. A better choice is to choose foods that have plant sterols added to them.. Look for this ingredient added to foods like milk products, orange juice, crackers and margarine. Since they dont change the flavor or texture of the foods they are added to, you can reap the health benefits without being concerned about giving up taste.. People who consume the recommended daily amount of plant sterols in their diet can lower their LDL cholesterol by up to 10 percent ...
Amphotericin B modifies the permeability properties of thin lipid membranes formed from solutions containing sheep red cell phospholipids and cholesterol. At 10-6 M amphotericin B, the DC membrane resistance fell from ≈108 to ≈102 ohm-cm2, and the membranes became Cl--, rather than Na+-selective; the permeability coefficients for hydrophilic nonelectrolytes increased in inverse relationship to solute size, and the rate of water flow during osmosis increased 30-fold. These changes may be rationalized by assuming that the interaction of amphotericin B with membrane-bound sterol resulted in the formation of aqueous pores. N-acetylamphotericin B and the methyl ester of N-acetylamphotericin B, but not the smaller ring compounds, filipin, rimocidin, and PA-166, produced comparable permeability changes in identical membranes, and amphotericin B and its derivatives produced similar changes in the properties of membranes formed from phospholipid-free sterol solutions. However, amphotericin B did not ...
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It is known that ceramides can influence the lateral organization in biological membranes. In particular ceramides have been shown to alter the composition of cholesterol and sphingolipid enriched nanoscopic domains, by displacing cholesterol, and forming gel phase domains with sphingomyelin. Here we have investigated how the bilayer content of ceramides and their chain length influence sterol partitioning into the membranes. The effect of ceramides with saturated chains ranging from 4 to 24 carbons in length was investigated. In addition, unsaturated 18:1- and 24:1-ceramides were also examined. The sterol partitioning into bilayer membranes was studied by measuring the distribution of cholestatrienol, a fluorescent cholesterol analogue, between methyl-beta-cyclodextrin and large unilamellar vesicle with defined lipid composition. Up to 15 mol% ceramide was added to bilayers composed of DOPC:PSM:cholesterol (3:1:1), and the effect on sterol partitioning was measured. Both at 23 and 37 degrees C ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Carbon and hydrogen isotopic compositions of sterols from riverine and marine sediments. AU - Chikaraishi, Yoshito. AU - Yamada, Yusuke. AU - Naraoka, Hiroshi. PY - 2005/1/1. Y1 - 2005/1/1. N2 - The sources (marine algae, terrestrial C3 and C4 plants) of sterols deposited to sediments along a riverine-marine transect from Ohtsuchi River in Iwate Prefecture, Japan, to the northwestern Pacific Ocean were estimated using carbon (δ13C) and hydrogen isotopic compositions (δD) in surface sediments. In marine sediments, algal sterols such as 24-methylcholesta-5,22-dien-3β-ol had δ13C values of -22.7 ± 0.4‰ and δD values of -292 ± 3‰. In contrast, sterols derived from multiple potential sources, such as 24-methylcholest-5-en-3β-ol and 24-ethylcholest-5-en-3β-ol, were gradually enriched in 13C from riverine (-30.7‰ and -30.5‰, respectively) to marine sediments (-22.3‰ and -24.4‰, respectively), but showed little variation in δD values (-262 ± 1‰). These isotopic ...
Current progress on the mechanism and substrate recognition by sterol methyl transferase (SMT), the role of mechanism-based inactivators, other inhibitors of SMT action to probe catalysis and phytosterol synthesis is reported. SMT is a membrane-bound enzyme which catalyzes the coupled C-methylation-deprotonation reaction of sterol acceptor molecules generating the 24-alkyl sterol side chains of fungal ergosterol and plant sitosterol. This C-methylation step can be rate-limiting in the post-lanosterol (fungal) or post-cycloartenol (plant) pathways. A series of sterol analogs designed to impair SMT activity irreversibly have provided deep insight into the C-methylation reaction and topography of the SMT active site and as reviewed provide leads for the development of antifungal agents.
Derived from soy, plant sterols naturally block the bodys absorption of cholesterol, lowering total and LDL (bad) cholesterol without affecting HDL (good) cholesterol. According to the FDA, a daily intake of 800 mg of plant sterols may reduce the risk of heart disease. Learn more about plant sterols.
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In metazoans, lysosomes are characterized by a unique tubular morphology, acidic pH, and specific membrane protein (LAMP) and lipid (cholesterol) composition as well as a soluble protein (hydrolases) composition. Here we show that perturbation to the eye-color gene, light, results in impaired lysosomal acidification, sterol accumulation, altered endosomal morphology as well as compromised lysosomal degradation. We find that Drosophila homologue of Vps41, Light, regulates the fusion of a specific subset of biosynthetic carriers containing characteristic endolysosomal membrane proteins, LAMP1, V0-ATPase and the cholesterol transport protein, NPC1, with the endolysosomal system, and is then required for the morphological progression of the multivesicular endosome. Inhibition of Light results in accumulation of biosynthetic transport intermediates that contain these membrane cargoes, whereas under similar conditions, endosomal delivery of soluble hydrolases, previously shown to be mediated by Dor, ...
Oral and injectable steroids are derivatives of testosterone, a highly anabolic hormone. Historically, these anabolic steroids were synthesized from natural plant sterols (plant sterols share many chemical similarities). As steroids are illegal, require a prescription, and raise the risk of many unwanted side effects, many bodybuilders have long sought natural alternatives. This search led to the invention of the original Natural Sterol Complex more than a decade ago. Natural Sterol Complex, a plant sterol-based anabolic supplement, is the powerful but natural alternative that serious bodybuilders have been looking for. Eight distinct and potent components make up the best-selling Natural Sterol Complex formula: plant sterols, amino acids, energy substrates, essential fatty acids (EFAs), electrolytes, performance boosters, nucleosides, and important minerals. These components ensure that Natural Sterol Complex will get you bigger and harder in a shorter period of time. The select plant sterol ...
Ive read a few studies on the effectiveness of plant sterols for natural lifters. These plant sterols can target androgen receptors to build lean
Regulated, stimulus-dependent secretion via the exocytosis of dense core granule content provides a mechanism for controlling delivery of hormones, enzymes, neuropeptides, and neurotransmitters to a target cell or organ in a timely and quantified manner (Burgoyne and Morgan, 2003; Loh et al., 2004; Lou et al., 2005). In this study, we have investigated the contributions of cholesterol, 7-DHC and lathosterol to granule biogenesis and regulated secretion in exocrine and endocrine tissues of mouse models of SLOS and lathosterolosis. We report here that cholesterol is necessary for the correct formation of granules in vivo. In the formation of regulated secretory vesicles in animals with inborn errors of cholesterol synthesis, cholesterol cannot be substituted by other lipids with structural similarity. We also show deregulated secretion of cargo in acinar cells of the exocrine pancreas, owing to the absence of cholesterol, which suggests impairment of cellular function.. It has been reported that ...
Endothelial cells in culture retain many of the functional properties of the endothelium in vivo. At high cell density, they become contact-inhibited. Endothelial cells, like vascular smooth muscle cells and fibroblasts, express binding sites for low density lipoprotein when depleted of sterol. In contact-inhibited endothelial cells (but not actively growing cells), a block to internalization is evident, so that the cells bind but do not interiorize low density lipoprotein. Lipoprotein sterol does not enter the cell or regulate endogenous sterol synthesis. On the other hand, both contact-inhibited and actively growing endothelial cells express a separate receptor for triglyceride-rich lipoproteins. Cholesterol in these lipoproteins, unlike that in LDL, effectively regulates sterol synthesis in contact-inhibited endothelial cells and also mediates the accumulation of cholesterol in these cells. These findings are related to current concepts of atherogenesis. Receptors for triglyceride-rich ...
Mediator of sterol homeostasis involved in sterol uptake, trafficking and distribution into membranes. Regulates also the sphingolipid metabolism. Required for growth during anaerobiosis and sterol uptake.
Plant sterols appear to be beneficial for lowering cholesterol and reducing the risk of heart disease. This eMedTV segment discusses other potential benefits of plant sterols and explains how the natural compounds work for reducing cholesterol levels.
Cholesterol biosynthesis is regulated by transcription factors SREBPs and their escort protein Scap. On sterol depletion, Scap/SREBP complex is transported from endoplasmic reticulum (ER) to the Golgi apparatus where SREBP is activated. Under cholesterol sufficient condition, Insigs act as anchor proteins to retain Scap/SREBP in the ER.
A few posts ago I compared a few products that include plant sterols to see which one was the better buy. Link During that post I mentioned how people looking for plant sterols now have some options on how they want to include it. How? If you look at the back of the Minute Maid orange…
Plant sterols occur naturally in food and are similar in structure to cholesterol, the HDL fat that is abundant in animal sourced fats. But what is not generally known is that the body produces its own cholesterol which is secreted into the digestive
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3βHSD/D: 3β-hydroxysteroid-dehydrogenase/C4- decarboxylase; BRs: brassinosteroids; CAS: cycloartenol synthase; CPI: cyclopropyl sterol isomerase; cyt: cytochrom..
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) STEROLS. Un sterol este un alcool complex solid derivat din animale si plante. Sterolii ajuta la refacerea functiei de bariera naturala a pielii deteriorate, imbunatatesc fluiditatea si rezistenta membranei, protejeaza impotriva iritantilor externi, mentin echilibrul de apa, reduc...
A pill containing plant substances called sterols can help lower cholesterol, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of Stereochemistry of Hydrogen Addition to C-25 of Desmosterol by Sterol-Δ,sup,24,/sup,-Reductase of Rat Liver Homogenate. Together they form a unique fingerprint. ...
Im YJ, Raychaudhuri S, Prinz WA, Hurley JH. 2005. Structural mechanism for sterol sensing and transport by OSBP-related proteins. Nature. 437:154-8. PubMed ...
Taton, M.; Benveniste, P.; Rahier, A., 1989: Microsomal delta 8,14-sterol delta 14-reductase in higher plants. Characterization and inhibition by analogues of a presumptive carbocationic intermediate of the reduction reaction
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Plant sterols - or phytosterols, which come from plant membranes - are substances found naturally in plant-based foods such as nuts, seeds, grains, fruits, vegetables and plant-based oils.
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The compound is used in organic chemistry as a reagent in the synthesis of many natural products including sterols, trisporic ... Experiments on the synthesis of substances related to the sterols. Part II. A new general method for the synthesis of ... Hogg, John A. (1948). "Synthetic Sterols. I. Model Experiments Employing Hagemann's Ester". Journal of the American Chemical ... a key intermediate for the fungal hormone trisporic acid was made by its alkylation and it has been used to make sterols. Other ...
Halkes SJ, Hartog J, Morsink L, de Wachter AM (December 1972). "Investigations on sterols. 38. Synthesis of 1,2β-methylene-17α- ...
... shared similar sterol compositions. This suggested that the sterol compositions of dinoflagellates are explained by the ... It is a 4α-methyl sterol (4α,23,24-trimethyl-5α-cholest-22E-en-3β-ol), a derivative of dinosterane, rarely found in other ... This sterol and others have been considered as class-specific, being biomarkers for dinoflagellates, although dinosterol is ... doi:10.1016/0146-6380(93)90076-N. Volkman, P. Kearney, S.W. Jeffrey (1990). "A new source of 4-methyl sterols and 5[alpha](H)- ...
CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) Marker, Russell E.; Rohrmann, Ewald (1939), "Sterols. LIII. The Structure of the Side ... Soc., 62 (9): 2525-32, doi:10.1021/ja01866a072 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link). Marker, Russell E. (1940), "Sterols. CV ... "Sterols. LXXXI. Conversion of Sarsasapogenin to Pregnanediol-3(α),20(α)", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 61 (12): 3592-93, doi:10.1021/ ... ja01267a513 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link). Marker, Russell E.; Rohrmann, Ewald (1940), "Sterols. LXXXVIII. ...
The predominant sterol present in the fruit bodies is ergosterol, with smaller amounts of closely related derivative compounds ... De Simone F, Senatore F, Sica D, Zollo F (1979). "Sterols from some basidiomycetes". Phytochemistry. 18 (9): 1572-73. doi: ...
1113-. ISBN 978-81-250-1266-5. Edward J. Parish; W. David Nes (14 January 1997). Biochemistry and Function of Sterols. CRC ...
... contains a mixture of sterols. The predominant sterol is ergosterol (56.6% of total sterols), with lesser ... Several sterols and pigment have been isolated and identified from the mushrooms. The fungus was first described by French ... doi:10.1016/S0308-8146(00)00257-0. Cerri R, De Simone F, Senatore F (1981). "Sterols from three Lactarius species". Biochemical ...
... (ergosta-5,7,22-trien-3β-ol) is a sterol found in fungi, and named for ergot, the common name of members of the ... Ergosterol (ergosta-5,7,22-trien-3β-ol) is a sterol found in cell membranes of fungi and protozoa, serving many of the same ... Lv QZ, Yan L, Jiang YY (August 2016). "The synthesis, regulation, and functions of sterols in Candida albicans: Well-known but ... Roberts CW, McLeod R, Rice DW, Ginger M, Chance ML, Goad LJ (February 2003). "Fatty acid and sterol metabolism: potential ...
It is a sterol (or modified steroid), a type of lipid. Cholesterol is biosynthesized by all animal cells and is an essential ... The cleaved SREBP then migrates to the nucleus, and acts as a transcription factor to bind to the sterol regulatory element ( ... Agren JJ, Tvrzicka E, Nenonen MT, Helve T, Hänninen O (February 2001). "Divergent changes in serum sterols during a strict ... De Smet E, Mensink RP, Plat J (July 2012). "Effects of plant sterols and stanols on intestinal cholesterol metabolism: ...
Combaut, Georges; Saenger, Peter (April 1984). "Sterols of the amansieae (rhodomelaceae: Rhodophyta)". Phytochemistry. 23 (4): ... but because these other organisms produce a variety of sterols it cannot be used as a conclusive indicator of any one taxa. It ... "Steroidal ketones in the early diagenetic transformations of Δ5 sterols in different types of sediments". Organic Geochemistry ...
... is a sterol that has been found in the skins of rats. It can be converted to cholesterol in mammals. Delta-7- ... Idler, D.R.; Baumann, C.A. (April 1, 1952). "Skin Sterols: Isolation of delta-cholestenol". The Journal of Biological Chemistry ...
Keber, R.; Rozman, D.; Horvat, S. (23 October 2012). "Sterols in spermatogenesis and sperm maturation". The Journal of Lipid ... "Significance of Sterol Structural Specificity: DESMOSTEROL CANNOT REPLACE CHOLESTEROL IN LIPID RAFTS". Journal of Biological ...
Squalene serves as precursor for the formation of many triterpenoids, including bacterial hopanoids and eukaryotic sterols. By ... Important sub-classes include sterols and cucurbitacins. Triterpenoid saponins are triterpenes which belong to the saponin ...
Side chain oxygenated sterols (e.g., 20α-hydroxycholesterol, 22R-hydroxycholesterol, and 25-hydroxycholesterol) are high ... Santori FR (2015). "Nuclear hormone receptors put immunity on sterols". European Journal of Immunology. 45 (10): 2730-41. doi: ... affinity RORγ agonists while sterols oxygenated at the 7-position, (e.g., (7-hydroxycholesterol and 7-ketocholesterol) function ...
It also contains sterol. Cucumber juice is used as an ingredient in cosmetics, soaps, shampoos, and lotions, and in Eau de ...
Her research interests have included trans fatty acids; soy protein and isoflavones; sterol and stanol esters; modified ...
... (INN, USAN), also known as 5α-cholest-8(14)-en-3β-ol-15-one, is a potent inhibitor of sterol biosynthesis which is ... no accumulation of sterols has been observed in animals treated with colestolone, suggesting that it does not share the ... "Inhibitors of sterol synthesis. Metabolism of 5 alpha-cholest-8(14)-en-3 beta-ol-15-one after intravenous administration to ... a potent inhibitor of sterol biosynthesis, lowers serum cholesterol and alters distributions of cholesterol in lipoproteins in ...
They may inhibit the production of cholesterol and other sterols, sex steroids such as androgens, estrogens, and progestogens, ... "Inhibitors of sterol synthesis. Metabolism of 5 alpha-cholest-8(14)-en-3 beta-ol-15-one after intravenous administration to ... a potent inhibitor of sterol biosynthesis, lowers serum cholesterol and alters distributions of cholesterol in lipoproteins in ...
Sterols Windaus began his research by studying sterols. In particular, Windaus studied cholesterol, which is the best known ... Mycosterols are sterols which are found in fungi. Ergosterol is one significant mycosterol as it has three double bonds, in ... In plants, the sterols are known as phytosterols. Windaus found that the most common phytosterols are sitosterols, which have ... He researched sterols in insects, echinodermata, and sponges, called zoosterols. Many of these zoosterols have the same formula ...
He JX, Fujioka S, Li TC, Kang SG, Seto H, Takatsuto S, Yoshida S, Jang JC (March 2003). "Sterols regulate development and gene ... Although used in agriculture for pest management purposes, it has been reported to have a strong adverse effect on sterol ... It has been reported to disrupt eukaryotic sterol biosynthesis pathways, notably by inhibiting fungal Δ14 reductases. It has ... "Inhibition of the sterol pathway in leek seedlings impairs phosphatidylserine and glucosylceramide synthesis but triggers an ...
Nepenthaceae: sterols and triterpenes of the pitcher plant. Phytochemistry 11(1): 456-461. doi:10.1016/S0031-9422(00)90055-4 ...
Yasukawa K, Akihisa T, Kanno H, Kaminaga T, Izumida M, Sakoh T, Tamura T, Takido M (1996). "Inhibitory effects of sterols ... Bok JW, Lermer L, Chilton J, Klingeman HG, Towers NG (1999). "Antitumor sterols from the mycelia of Cordyceps sinensis". ...
Rosenheim, O.; King, H. (1932). "The Ring-system of sterols and bile acids. Part II". Journal of the Society of Chemical ... In 1932 Otto Rosenheim and Harold King published a paper putting forward structures for sterols and bile acids which found ... X-ray crystallography demonstrated that sterol molecules were flat, not as previously proposed by Adolf Windaus. ... "The term steroids is proposed as generic name for the group of compounds comprising the sterols, bile acids, heart poisons, ...
In the experiment one diet involved a large amount of sito-sterol, which is a type of plant sterol. The other diet included ... The transformation of plant sterols into cholesterol within the body of an animal requires the sterol to be absorbable. This is ... In one of his later experiments using sterols, he did discover a small percentage of one sterol, dihydrocholesterol in animal ... Schoenheimer's earlier scientific work in the 1920s centered on the physiology and pathology of sterols. In 1926, while at the ...
Cycloartenol CYP51 Schaller, Hubert (May 2003). "The role of sterols in plant growth and development". Progress in Lipid ... an Intermediate in the Biological Synthesis of Sterols from Squalene". Journal of the American Chemical Society. 88 (20): 4750- ... "Enzymatic cyclization of squalene and oxidosqualene to sterols and triterpenes". Chemical Reviews. 93 (6): 2189-2206. doi: ...
Although hopanoids and sterols are reduced to hopanes and steranes during deposition, these diagenetic products can still be ... This indicates that hopanoids can be made without molecular oxygen and could have served as a sterol surrogate before the ... Poger D, Mark AE (December 2013). "The relative effect of sterols and hopanoids on lipid bilayers: when comparable is not ... However, molecular clock analyses estimate that the earliest sterols were likely produced around 2.3 Gya, around the same time ...
This domain, known as a sterol regulatory sequence, directly participates in the regulation of sterol biosynthesis. Sterols are ... Important sterols in humans include cholesterol and steroid hormones. Discovery of sterol regulatory elements and LDL receptor ... Briefly continuing work with Goldstein and Brown, Südhof helped identify a DNA element in the LDL gene that produced sterol ...
Ragasa, Consolacion Y.; Torres, Oscar B.; Marasigan, Elizabeth; Shen, Chien-Chang (2014). "Sterols and triglyceride from the ...
Hodgkin, Dorothy Mary Crowfoot (1937). X-ray crystallography and the chemistry of the sterols. lib.cam.ac.uk (PhD thesis). ...
... is an important triterpenoid of the sterol class which is found in plants. It is the starting point for the ... It is the first precursor in the biosynthesis of other stanols and sterols, referred to as phytostanols and phytosterols in ... Schaller, Hubert (May 2003). "The role of sterols in plant growth and development". Progress in Lipid Research. 42 (3): 163-175 ...
The American Heart Associations science advisory on plant sterols and stanols offers good background information on their ... Statement on sterols. Published: March, 2006. The American Heart Associations science advisory on plant sterols and stanols ...
A process for the removal of sterols, specifically cholesterol, from a triglyceride oil, preferably a marine triglyceride oil, ... Levels of Sterols. In many examples, the disclosed compositions contain reduced levels of sterols (e.g., cholesterol) as ... Reduction of sterols and other compounds from oils. US8609157. Oct 30, 2009. Dec 17, 2013. Tharos Ltd.. Solvent-free process ... The sterols that can be present at reduced levels in the disclosed compositions or that are removed from the disclosed ...
Plant sterols and stanols are healthy compounds found in plant oils, nuts, seeds and legumes. Consuming plant sterols may block ... You may recognize the term sterol from the word cholesterol. A sterol is actually a subgroup of steroids that occur naturally ... Sterols are a critical part of digestion in the form of bile salts and also are found in the cell membrane, or outer wall of ... Fatty acids are small building blocks that create types of fat such as sterols and triglycerides. Lets take a closer look at ...
In humans, cholesterol has a cell function similar to what sterols and stanols have in plants. Because sterols and stanols have ... But getting enough sterols and stanols through diet alone is nearly impossible. If your plates already full and youre not ... Sterols and stanols are naturally present in many fruits, vegetables, seeds, cereals, and legumes. Eating more of those foods ... Sterols and stanols stem from plants. Theyre actually components of plant membranes that are very similar to cholesterol. ...
Sterols have been shown to enhance immune function and support the bodys inflammation response. ... Moducare is a pine extract that contains sterols, naturally occurring compounds found in all plants. ... What are sterols?. Sterols are fats found in every plant, whether it is a fruit or vegetable. Chemically, sterols are very ... This makes supplementing sterols helpful. Why are sterols smart?. Our bodies possess the most powerful defensive weapon, the ...
Plant chemicals called sterols might help to lower your bad LDL cholesterol according to a new study.

Plant sterols ... Plant chemicals called sterols might help to lower your "bad" LDL cholesterol according to a new study.. Plant sterols have ... Plant sterols found to be effective in Type 2 diabetic patients by Medindia Content Team on July 13, 2005 at 10:49 AM General ... The plant sterols also lowered levels of non-HDL cholesterol, which can also contribute to heart disease.. ...
Sterols: Steroids with a hydroxyl group at C-3 and most of the skeleton of cholestane. Additional carbon atoms may be present ... Sterols. Subscribe to New Research on Sterols Steroids with a hydroxyl group at C-3 and most of the skeleton of cholestane. ... 02/16/2008 - "Activated vitamin D sterols in kidney disease.". 06/01/2003 - "Use of active vitamin D sterols in patients with ... and 10-day periods after the intravenous injection of oxygenated sterols. ". 04/01/1996 - "Inhibitory effects of sterols ...
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Abstract 87: Sterol-Mediated Regulation of γδ T Lymphocytes. Hsin-Yuan Cheng, Catherine Hedrick ... Taken together, our data suggest γδ T cells are more sensitive to cholesterol, and a high sterol environment may enhance γδ T ... implying a high sterol/high fat environment may promote γδ T cells activation in vivo. ... We therefore hypothesize that the basal higher sterol content elicits the turnover and activation of γδ T lymphocytes for rapid ...
Sterol transfer by Osh4p between closely apposed liposomes. Our findings suggest that sterol extraction and delivery by Osh4p, ... We have previously proposed that ORPs transport sterols by extracting a sterol from one membrane, diffusing through the aqueous ... P2 stimulation of sterol transfer (Fig. 4 E) led us to consider that PI(4,5)2 might stimulate sterol transfer by Osh4p by a ... extracts and transfers sterols between liposomes in vitro. The ability to transfer sterols between membranes is not limited to ...
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EC 1.3.1.71 Δ24(241)-sterol reductase. EC 1.3.1.72 Δ24-sterol reductase. EC 1.14.19.41 sterol 22-desaturase. EC 2.1.1.41 sterol ... Part of cholesterol and related sterol biosynthesis. © IUBMB 2002. For details of steroid numbering see the Nomenclature of ... Sterol sidechain modification. When cursor points to a box further details will be displayed in a tooltip window. If you click ...
It was shown that all four nematodes had similar minimal sterol requirements (0.1-2.0 μg/ml) and toxicity appeared in T. aceti ... Our results suggest that the major metabolic block in the pathway of sterol biosynthesis occurs between the step of farnesol ... The quantitative sterol requirements were studied in C. briggsae, C. elegans (Be), C. elegans (Br), and T. aceti. ... Home , Journals , Nematologica , The Requirement of Sterol and Various Sterol Prec... Advanced Search All Content. E-Books & ...
While technically alcohols, sterols are classified by biochemists as lipids (fats in the broader sense of the term). Sterols of ... Sterols are common components of human skin oils. Phytosterols, more commonly known as plant sterols, have been shown in ... Sterol is a chemical compound with formula C 17H 28O, whose molecule is derived from that of gonane by replacement of a ... Ergosterol is a sterol present in the cell membrane of fungi, where it serves a role similar to cholesterol in animal cells. ...
... which regulates transcription of genes with sterol response elements by proteolytically activating sterol regulatory element- ... A sterol-sensing domain (SSD) is a protein domain which consists of 180 amino acids forming five transmembrane segments capable ... Sterol-sensing domains are present in various proteins involved in key aspects of cholesterol homeostasis and signalling. ... Kuwabara, PE; Labouesse, M (April 2002). "The sterol-sensing domain: multiple families, a unique role?". Trends in Genetics. 18 ...
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This chapter reviews the sterol compositions reported for the different classes of microalgae. For a few major phyla such as ... Diatoms contain a surprising diversity of sterol distributions with over 40 sterols identified. Common sterols include 24- ... Patterson GW (1967) Sterols of Chlorella. II. The occurrence of an unusual sterol mixture in Chlorella vulgaris. Plant Physiol ... A number of unusual sterols have been found in smaller amounts in a few species including 4-methylsterols and the C30 sterol ...
About CANOLA STEROLS: Canola Sterols is a mixture of sterols obtained from the seeds of the canola plant.. Function(s): Skin- ...
Cholesterol Synthesis Brain Homogenate Cholesterol Biosynthesis Mevalonic Acid Sterol Synthesis These keywords were added by ... Paoletti E.G. (1971) Biosynthesis of Sterols in Developing Brain. In: Paoletti R., Davison A.N. (eds) Chemistry and Brain ...
Sterol regulatory element-binding proteins (SREBPs) are transcription factors that bind to the sterol regulatory element DNA ... Sterol regulatory element-binding transcription factor 1. X-ray crystallography of Sterol Regulatory Element Binding Protein 1A ... Sterols in turn inhibit the cleavage of SREBPs and therefore synthesis of additional sterols is reduced through a negative feed ... When sterol levels are low, INSIG and SCAP no longer bind. Then, SCAP undergoes a conformational change that exposes a portion ...
Plant stanols and plant sterols are found in a range of plant foods. This Food Fact Sheet will look at their role in reducing ... To provide 1.5-3g per day of plant stanol/sterol you need to consume either:. *one plant sterol or stanol fortified mini ... How much plant stanols and sterols do I need?. Most diets provide a small amount of plant stanols and sterols (around 300mg per ... Why are stanols and sterols added to foods?. It is not possible to get enough plant stanols and sterols to help lower ...
... are cholesterol-like substances that occur naturally at low levels in fruits, vegetables, nuts and cereals ( ... Eating plant sterols. The consumption of plant sterols is not a substitution for medication. If you are already on cholesterol- ... So how do I eat more plant sterols?. Some food products in Australia are fortified with plant sterols so they have higher ... What are plant sterols?. Plant sterols (phytosterols, phytostanols and their fatty acid esters) are cholesterol-like substances ...
... consuming plant sterols and stanols may be an alternative to medication. Simply defined, plant sterols and stanols are the fat ... Simply defined, plant sterols and stanols are the fat contents of plants that act as the foundation for cell walls, vitamins ... When combined, plant sterols and stanols are physically similar to cholesterol in their waxy and soft quality, yet these ... Consuming two grams of plant sterols a day can help reduce cholesterol by around 10 per cent and could lead to a 20 per cent ...
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Functional convergence of hopanoids and sterols in membrane ordering Message Subject (Your Name) has sent you a message from ... Functional convergence of hopanoids and sterols in membrane ordering. James Peter Sáenz, Erdinc Sezgin, Petra Schwille, and Kai ... The formation of a liquid-ordered phase depends crucially on the ordering properties of sterols. However, it is not known ... We show that diplopterol, the simplest bacterial hopanoid, has similar properties and that hopanoids are bacterial "sterol ...
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The capacity for sterols to modulate the ordering of lipids forms the basis for a membrane organizing principle in eukaryotes ( ... Prokaryotes generally lack sterols; however, some bacteria produce hopanoids (5, 6), which are structurally similar (Fig. 1A) ( ... S1), cholesterol induces the formation of two immiscible liquid phases: a Lo enriched in SM and sterol and a Ld enriched in ... 2005) Sterol structure determines the separation of phases and the curvature of the liquid-ordered phase in model membranes. ...
Sterol definition, any of a group of solid, mostly unsaturated, polycyclic alcohols, as cholesterol and ergosterol, derived ... sterol. steroid, steroid acne, steroid hormone, steroidogenesis, steroid ulcer, sterol, stertor, stertorous, stet, stethalgia, ... Sterols are found in the tissues of animals, plants, fungi, and yeasts and include cholesterol. ...
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Reported side effects associated with plant sterols include diarrhea, nausea, heartburn or indigestion, and constipation, ... Plant sterols are naturally-occurring substances present in small amounts in many grains, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds, ... Most people tolerate plant sterols agreeably and with few or no side effects, reports eMedTV. If a dietary supplement or ... Manufacturers of food products frequently add plant sterols to items such as margarine, cereal, orange juice and granola bars. ...
The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute reports that adding 2 grams of plant sterols to your daily diet may lower ... The challenge is getting enough sterols in your diet to have an impact. ... Plant sterols provide one primary benefit: They help lower cholesterol. ... Check the label on the products you buy because they may contain anywhere from 0.4 to 1.7 grams or more of sterols per serving. ...
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C) Effect of the point mutations K49A/K52A and K219A on the sterol transfer catalyzed by STARD4. (D) Comparison of the sterol- ... we compared sterol transport mediated by STARD4 with that of a simple sterol carrier, methyl-β-cyclodextrin (MCD), when STARD4 ... STARD4 abundance regulates sterol transport and sensing.. Mesmin B1, Pipalia NH, Lund FW, Ramlall TF, Sokolov A, Eliezer D, ... Interestingly, STARD4 and cytosolic MCD act similarly by increasing the rate of transfer of sterol to the ERC and to the ER. ...
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Learn more about Stanols/Sterols at Memorial Health Supplement Forms/Alternate Names Phytostanols Sitostanol Campestanol ... Stanol and sterol esters are manufactured by processing stanols or sterols with fatty acids from vegetable oils. 3 Stanol/ ... Related substances called sterols or phytosterols (such as beta-sitosterol) and sterol esters appear to lower cholesterol in ... 51,52 Evidence is also conflicting whether sterols or sterol esters impair nutrient absorption. 69,72 Until more is learned, it ...
  • Formula naturala Natural Sterol Complex de la Universal Nutrition este 100% naturala. (culturism.net)
  • Utilizarea Natural Sterol Complex este o alternativa excelenta. (culturism.net)
  • Natural Sterol Complex este o alternativa naturala a steroizilor ce are in compozitia sa steroli din plante. (proteinoutlet.ro)
  • Formula natural sterol Complex are in compozitia sa: steroli din plante, aminoacizi, acizi esentiali grasi, electroliti, boostere pentru performanta si minerale. (proteinoutlet.ro)
  • Amestecul de steroli din compozitia natural sterol Complex- fucosterol, stigmasterol, ß-sitosterol, campesterol - au capacitatea de a creste masa musculara si de a spori nivelul de energie si forta. (proteinoutlet.ro)
  • Natural Sterol Complex de la Universal Nutrition Prezentarea produsului 360: Descriere. (proteinoutlet.ro)
  • NATUR-LEAF® is a unique natural health supplement, supporting the immune system with vital essential plant fats (sterols and sterolins, including beta-sitosterol), lacking in today's diets. (evenbetternow.com)
  • Contains 1000mg plant sterols per daily dose including beta sitosterol which contribute to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels. (discountsupplements.ie)
  • If you need support for maintaining healthy cholesterol levels Red Sterol Complex is for you. (discountsupplements.ie)
  • The Red Sterol Complex is perfect partnered with fish oils which provide EPA and DHA, and Co Enzyme Q10 for comprehensive cardiovascular support. (discountsupplements.ie)
  • The American Heart Association's science advisory on plant sterols and stanols offers good background information on their connection with cholesterol. (harvard.edu)
  • Plant sterols and stanols are healthy compounds found in plant oils, nuts, seeds and legumes. (fitday.com)
  • Sterols are fats found in every plant, whether it is a fruit or vegetable. (prohealth.com)
  • And even if we could eat plant foods rich in sterols, we would have to eat 500-700 grams of fresh fruits and vegetables to derive 100 grams of sterols. (prohealth.com)
  • Moducare® is a patented blend of plant sterols and sterolins in a clinically proven ratio of 100:1. (prohealth.com)
  • Plant sterols and sterolins are natural substances found in all fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. (prohealth.com)
  • Unfortunately, we rarely get enough plant sterols and sterolins from our diets. (prohealth.com)
  • Sterols & Sterolins is a blend of plant sterols. (healthmart2000.com)
  • Cholesterol - One of the biggest health problems produced by our modern diet is elevated cholesterol, and one of the best-established uses of plant sterols is in the treatment of cholesterol problems. (healthmart2000.com)
  • This unique combination of plant sterols and red yeast rice, a traditional Chinese extract from rice fermented with monascus purpureus, is just the ticket. (discountsupplements.ie)
  • Plant sterols block the absorption of cholesterol from your diet to help maintain normal blood cholesterol levels, whilst red yeast rice has been used for centuries for its potent health giving properties. (discountsupplements.ie)
  • 200mg Red Yeast Rice, 1000mg Plant sterols, 34mg Cinnamon bark extract 30:1 (equivalent to 1000mg Cinammon bark), 100mg Vitamin E. (discountsupplements.ie)
  • A sterol is actually a subgroup of steroids that occur naturally in both plants and animals and function both as hormones as well as part of the structure in cells. (fitday.com)
  • Characterized by a -OH group on the C3 of the Steroid nucleus, Sterols represent the most abundant type of Steroids in Vertebrates as well as in Plants. (proteinlounge.com)
  • Evidence that the intra-amoebal Legionella drancourtii acquired a sterol reductase gene from eukaryotes. (nih.gov)
  • L. drancourtii acquired a sterol delta-7 reductase-encoding gene of viridiplantae origin.The most parsimonious hypothesis is that this gene was initially acquired by a Chlamydiales ancestor parasite of plants.The role of the sterol delta-7 reductase in prokaryotes is as yet unknown but we speculate that it is involved in host cholesterol parasitism. (nih.gov)
  • We identified a sterol delta-7 reductase-encoding gene common to these two bacteria and absent in their relatives. (nih.gov)
  • L. drancourtii acquired a sterol delta-7 reductase-encoding gene of viridiplantae origin. (nih.gov)
  • The role of the sterol delta-7 reductase in prokaryotes is as yet unknown but we speculate that it is involved in host cholesterol parasitism. (nih.gov)
  • PCR amplification and RT-PCR of the sterol delta-7 reductase-encoding gene. (nih.gov)
  • A variety of healthy foods will provide you with the lipids including fatty acids, sterols and triglycerides you need for health. (fitday.com)
  • Sterols are a structurally conserved class of lipids that play multifaceted roles in Eukaryotes, serving as essential components of Cell membranes and precursors to Steroid hormones. (proteinlounge.com)
  • Super Sterol Liquid is structurally similar to, and biocompatible with, skin lipids and is able to penetrable the stratum corneum, to play an integral role in maintaining or improving skin barrier function. (crodapersonalcare.com)
  • Below are the list of possible Sterol uptake control protein products. (mybiosource.com)
  • The Cdc42 effectors Ste20, Cla4, and Skm1 down-regulate the expression of genes involved in sterol uptake by a mitogen-activated protein kinase-independent pathway. (unil.ch)
  • Natural Sterol Caps de la Universal Nutrition Natural Sterol Caps este o alternativa naturala a s. (proteinoutlet.ro)
  • Fatty acids are simply chains of carbon and hydrogen that can join together to form larger molecules such as triglycerides, sterols, saturated and unsaturated fats which will interact in our bodies. (fitday.com)
  • Fatty acids, sterols and triglycerides all fall under the category of lipid. (fitday.com)
  • Using several fluorescent probes we have established how the acyl chain order of the two main lipid species, sphingomyelin (SM) and phosphatidylcholine (PC) affect sterol partitioning as well as characterized the membrane properties of 3β-aminocholesterol and cholesteryl phosphocholine. (abo.fi)
  • Objective: Research has uncovered potential links between lipid and sterol metabolism and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). (elsevier.com)
  • We worked to characterize genetic sequence variants in lipid/sterol related genes in children affected with ASD to investigate the association between lipid/sterol gene sequence variation and neurodevelopmental phenotype that could identify new etiologies for ASD and eventually aid to focus intervention strategies. (elsevier.com)
  • Further, several genes involved in sterol and lipid metabolism including NPC1, DHCR24 and others that when mutated cause diseases with ASD characteristics, were associated with ASD in Network analysis. (elsevier.com)
  • Altogether, the findings suggest that nonsynonymous variants in lipid/sterol related genes may be a biological marker of neurodevelopment status in ASD. (elsevier.com)
  • Results support an association between lipid and sterol metabolism and ASD and suggest the need for further research attempting to elucidate the mechanisms behind the association and the etiology and neurodevelopmental effects of ASD. (elsevier.com)
  • Continued study into the association between lipid and sterol genes and ASD may lead to new novel and effective treatment options for ASD. (elsevier.com)
  • It contains vitamins, minerals, and other phytonutrients in addition to sterols and sterolins. (evenbetternow.com)
  • The effect of sterol composition on the activities of membrane-bound enzymes in mouse L cells. (jax.org)
  • Expertise in sterol metabolism is not essential, whereas a solid background in virus-centered assays and related cell/molecular biology is strongly desired. (careeraddict.com)
  • Sterol esters were absent since the H-3 signal at d 4.71, characteristic of an acylated 3-position,was not detectable. (yahoo.com)
  • Sterol esters 被我看錯 看成eaters. (yahoo.com)
  • Sterols are a critical part of digestion in the form of bile salts and also are found in the cell membrane, or outer wall of cells in the body. (fitday.com)
  • Regulates sterol uptake across the plasma membrane. (mybiosource.com)
  • The sterol structure is very conserved and already minor structural modifications can completely abolish its membrane functions. (abo.fi)
  • Because of the many important properties of cholesterol it is of value to understand the forces and structural properties that govern the membrane behavior of this sterol. (abo.fi)
  • A positive charge at the 3β position only caused minor changes in the sterol membrane behavior compared to cholesterol. (abo.fi)
  • Sterols & Sterolins normalize cholesterol levels and HDL/LDL ratios. (healthmart2000.com)
  • Beta-sitosterols, the main sterols found in Sterols & Sterolins, inhibit tumors, reduce cholesterol, treat atherosclerosis and ulcers, and modulate the immune system. (healthmart2000.com)
  • Sterols & Sterolins helps both under- and overactive immune systems because it is an immune modulator not an immune stimulator. (healthmart2000.com)
  • New Roots Herbal's Sterols & Sterolins can play an important role in heart health programs. (healthmart2000.com)
  • Immunity - Sterols & Sterolins also play an important role in the prevention and treatment of the other major killers of our day. (healthmart2000.com)
  • Athletes and Exercise - Another group of people who will benefit from supplementing with New Roots Herbal's Sterols & Sterolins are athletes and exercisers who train intensely. (healthmart2000.com)
  • Amazingly, while several measures of immunity dropped significantly in the placebo group, there was absolutely no drop in the group receiving the sterols and sterolins. (healthmart2000.com)
  • Also, while inflammation and stress went up in the athletes on a placebo, they went down in the marathoners on sterols and sterolins. (healthmart2000.com)
  • Complexul Natural Sterol de la Universal Nutrition este recomandat pentru culturistii care doresc sa-si sporeasca progresul fizic, performanta si definitia. (culturism.net)
  • Fatty acids are small building blocks that create types of fat such as sterols and triglycerides. (fitday.com)
  • Transcription factor involved in the regulation of ergosterol biosynthetic genes such as ERG2 and ERG11 through direct binding to sterol response elements (SREs) in the promoters. (mybiosource.com)
  • Moducare is a pine extract that contains sterols, naturally occurring compounds found in all plants. (prohealth.com)
  • Sterols are abundant in all plants, but because of the processing of most foods, naturally occurring sterols are leeched from plants. (prohealth.com)
  • Sterols of plants are called phytosterols and sterols of animals are called zoosterols. (wikipedia.org)
  • Phytosterols, more commonly known as plant sterols, have been shown in clinical trials to block cholesterol absorption sites in the human intestine, thus helping to reduce cholesterol absorption in humans. (wikipedia.org)
  • Plant sterols inhibit the absorption of cholesterol and they exist in two different forms, phytosterols and phytostanols. (food.gov.uk)
  • Plant sterols, also known as phytosterols, have also been found to mitigate allergic reactions, fight cancer, and reduce symptoms of autoimmune disorders. (vitalitymagazine.com)
  • By ingesting a minimum of 300 mg of enteric coated phytosterols in a capsule, or eating 3000 mg of plant sterols in fruits, veggies and seeds, your immune system will be prepared to respond to many invaders before they get the upper hand. (vitalitymagazine.com)
  • Although more studies are required to understand how and to what extent phytosterols can impact inflammation, the authors consider sterols to play an important role in prevention of inflammatory and immune diseases. (vitalitymagazine.com)
  • In plants, the diverse functions of sterol-derived brassinosteroids (BRs) in growth and development have been investigated rigorously, yet little is known about the regulatory roles of other phytosterols. (plantphysiol.org)
  • Sometimes referred to as 'phytosterols', plant sterols may help to fight high cholesterol . (verywellhealth.com)
  • Plant sterols or 'phytosterols' are compounds found naturally in various plant-derived foods. (hellenia.co.uk)
  • Nuts and seeds are the richest sources of phytosterols (plant sterols) in Western diets. (naturalproductsinsider.com)
  • Cholesterol Check contains natural plant sterols, also known as phytosterols. (nutritionexpress.com)
  • If you do choose to use a plant stanol or sterol product in addition to the changes outlined above, they need to be eaten every day, with meals, and in the right amount. (uk.com)
  • Adding stanol and sterol fortified foods to the diet may be more effective than doubling a statin (a type of cholesterol lowering medication) dose. (uk.com)
  • Because these foods are not low in calories, those interested in increasing their plant sterol and stanol consumption must be mindful when eating fortified foods to guard against weight gain. (ehow.co.uk)
  • For those who do not want to make diet changes, supplements offer an alternative means of plant sterol and stanol consumption. (ehow.co.uk)
  • Additionally, those with extremely elevated cholesterol levels may not benefit from sterol and stanol supplements and may need medication instead. (ehow.co.uk)
  • We recently demonstrated in mice that plant sterol and stanol ester consumption inhibited the development of liver inflammation , which needs to be validated in humans in a translational approach. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • All subjects will start a run-in period of two weeks during which they consume daily 20 grams of control margarine after which they will be randomly allocated to consume 20 grams control margarine or plant sterol or plant stanol enriched margarine on a daily basis for a period of 12 months. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • The margarine is provided in white but colour-coded tubs and it is not known to the participant and the researcher which colour coded margarine is placebo, plant sterol or stanol ester margarine. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Serum plant stanol levels remained at comparable low levels as in studies with daily intake of 2-3 g, and were normalized in 4 weeks suggesting that daily intake of 8.8 g of plant stanols might not increase systemic availability of plant stanols, but reduces effectively serum cholesterol and plant sterol levels. (chiro.org)
  • Beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of at least 0.8g of plant sterol/stanol. (hellenia.co.uk)
  • Margarine, milk, yoghurt and breakfast cereals, all have approval to be fortified with plant sterols. (heartfoundation.org.au)
  • Manufacturers of food products frequently add plant sterols to items such as margarine, cereal, orange juice and granola bars. (reference.com)
  • Try replacing butter or margarine with sterol-fortified spreads. (livestrong.com)
  • A new polyunsaturated margarine with added plant stanols, Benecol, was introduced in several European countries last year, and a similar margarine with added plant sterols will be introduced under the Flora label later this year. (bmj.com)
  • Since the late 1990s, a growing range of food products, including margarine and yoghurts have contained plant sterols (the two leading brands in the UK being Benecol and Flora Pro.activ). (food.gov.uk)
  • 42,43,57,73,75 According to one study, if you are on statins and start taking sterol ester margarine as well, your cholesterol will improve to the same effect as if you doubled the statin dose. (memorialhealth.com)
  • The sterols and stanols are best absorbed if taken with fat, so it makes sense that they are added to margarine. (reflector.com)
  • These products are still sold in Europe, but they weren't very popular in the U.S. So margarine and dietary supplements are pretty much the only products I can find with the plant stanols and sterols in them. (reflector.com)
  • Next, the group was put on a low-fat diet, which included toast with margarine containing a plant sterol or a placebo powder. (medindia.net)
  • Most sterol-containing foods studied so far have been brands of margarine. (medindia.net)
  • Margarine is the most popular form of food, known to contain high levels of plant sterols. (bio-medicine.org)
  • Most studies show that eating more than the recommended 3g per day of plant stanols/sterols is unlikely to lower cholesterol levels further and may have a negative effect on the absorption of fat soluble vitamins. (uk.com)
  • It is not possible to get enough plant stanols and sterols to help lower cholesterol from the foods we eat. (uk.com)
  • I read that sterol supplements to lower cholesterol like CholestOff can block the absorption of vitamins. (consumerlab.com)
  • A More Effective Way to Take Sterols/Stanols to Lower Cholesterol? (consumerlab.com)
  • A new study shows that taking sterols and stanols from a softgel appears to lower cholesterol more effectively than from a tablet. (consumerlab.com)
  • Plant sterols provide one primary benefit: They help lower cholesterol. (livestrong.com)
  • The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute reports that adding 2 grams of plant sterols to your daily diet may lower cholesterol by 5 to 15 percent. (livestrong.com)
  • An industry sponsored, peer reviewed study has found consuming chocolate containing plant sterols and cocoa flavanols can lower cholesterol and blood pressure levels. (nutraingredients.com)
  • Supplementation with plant sterols can significantly lower cholesterol levels and have been shown to work synergistically with other therapies for lowering cholesterol. (nutrichem.com)
  • They have found that pills containing plant substances called sterols which can help lower cholesterol. (medindia.net)
  • Plant sterols are best known for their ability to naturally lower cholesterol. (townhall.com)
  • Finding that higher intakes of plant sterols are linked to lower cholesterol levels, the report's authors concluded that dietary intake of plant sterols should be part of dietary advice to patients with high cholesterol (as well as to the general public for the prevention and management of heart disease ). (verywellhealth.com)
  • Sterol containing pills, a plant constituent, can help lower cholesterol levels report researchers at Washington University School of Medicine. (bio-medicine.org)
  • NOW Beta-Sitosterol Plant Sterols at Netrition.com. (netrition.com)
  • As the consumption of plant sterols and stanols can interfere with the absorption of beta-carotene, it is important to choose at least one fruit or vegetable high in beta-carotene (such as carrot, pumpkin, squash, broccoli, spinach, apricot, mango or rock melon) daily. (uk.com)
  • The consumption of plant sterols is not a substitution for medication. (heartfoundation.org.au)
  • A number of studies suggest that regular consumption of plant sterols can help fight high cholesterol. (verywellhealth.com)
  • A 10% reduction in the low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or the bad cholesterol was documented following consumption of plant sterols. (bio-medicine.org)
  • Similar to BR, both typical (sitosterol and stigmasterol) and atypical (8, 14-diene sterols accumulated in fk mutants) sterols affect the expression of genes involved in cell expansion and cell division. (plantphysiol.org)
  • The FK gene encodes a sterol C-14 reductase, catalyzing a reaction that is upstream of the branch point in the biosynthetic pathway that leads to BRs on one branch and sitosterol and stigmasterol on the other. (plantphysiol.org)
  • A simplified pathway illustrates the synthesis of C5-sterols including campesterol, sitosterol, and stigmasterol in Arabidopsis. (plantphysiol.org)
  • We focused on the role of plant sterols (beta-sitosterol, campesterol, stigmasterol, and total plant sterols) after controlling for major confounders. (unboundmedicine.com)
  • This is why diets high in plant sterols can help to control blood cholesterol levels, and why plant sterols are now added to some specialist margarines. (naturesbest.co.uk)
  • Forty-six people were randomly assigned to follow either a low-fat diet (control), a low-fat diet plus a statin, or a diet high in plant sterols. (townhall.com)
  • Raw nuts contain important phytonutrients and antioxidants and are high in plant sterols and in omega-3's. (hubpages.com)
  • When eaten in higher amounts, between 2-3 grams per day, plant sterols can naturally reduce LDL cholesterol. (heartfoundation.org.au)
  • When eaten at the recommended amount, between 2 and 3 grams a day, plant sterols can reduce low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) levels in our blood. (heartfoundation.org.au)
  • Corn oil, for example, contains only .13 grams of sterol and scientists recommend two grams a day for measurable results. (ehow.co.uk)
  • Consuming two grams of plant sterols a day can help reduce cholesterol by around 10 per cent and could lead to a 20 per cent lower chance of heart disease. (ehow.co.uk)
  • Check the label on the products you buy because they may contain anywhere from 0.4 to 1.7 grams or more of sterols per serving. (livestrong.com)
  • The evidence was so compelling that in addition to keeping saturated fat less than 7 percent of calories, cholesterol less than 200 mg per day and increasing viscous (soluble) fiber (10-25 g per day), the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute added to its TLC diet the recommendation to consume 2 grams of plant stanols/sterols every day. (reflector.com)
  • People with high cholesterol levels can take in plant sterols supplements with a recommended daily dosage of up to 2.4grams to achieve at least 7% difference. (hubpages.com)
  • And even if we could eat plant foods rich in sterols, we would have to eat 500-700 grams of fresh fruits and vegetables to derive 100 grams of sterols. (prohealth.com)
  • Three hundred and thirty two men and women with elevated cholesterol levels were randomly assigned to receive the spread with 2.5 grams per day of sterols and different levels of omega-3s (0, 0.9, 1.3, and 1.8 grams per day of EPA + DHA for four weeks). (nutraingredients-usa.com)
  • Consuming 2 grams of plant sterols or stanols each day is recommended for their cholesterol-busting benefits. (howstuffworks.com)
  • Additionally, a 2009 research review from Recent Patents on Food, Nutrition & Agriculture notes that daily consumption of one to two grams of plant sterols has been found to cause a 10 to 20% reduction in LDL cholesterol in scientific studies. (verywellhealth.com)
  • To achieve and/or maintain healthy cholesterol levels, the National Cholesterol Education Program (part of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute) recommends consuming two grams of plant sterols each day as part of a heart-healthy diet. (verywellhealth.com)
  • Recent analysis of Arabidopsis fackel ( fk ) mutants and cloning of the FK gene that encodes a sterol C-14 reductase have indicated that sterols play a crucial role in plant cell division, embryogenesis, and development. (plantphysiol.org)
  • Whereas plants also produce dozens of different sterols, including cholesterol, only brassinosteroids (BR) derived from campesterol have been shown to act as hormone signals. (plantphysiol.org)
  • You can buy spreads, cheese, cereals, granola bars, orange juice, wholemeal bread and yoghurt-style drinks which have been fortified with plant sterols and stanols. (boots.com)
  • Each Nature's Best plant sterol tablet contains 800mg of free plant sterols. (naturesbest.co.uk)
  • Plant Sterols 800mg 4.9/5 based on 150 customer reviews Pure, higher strength one-a-day source With 800mg of free plant sterols per tablet and accurately described! (naturesbest.co.uk)
  • Plant sterols and stanols may be also added to other foods as well as being present in supplements. (uk.com)
  • Today, thanks to scientific advances, plant sterols and stanols are found in fortified foods and supplements. (ehow.co.uk)
  • The effects of products containing plant sterols and stanols on pregnant women and children are still unknown, so supplements are to be avoided by these groups. (ehow.co.uk)
  • Experts from the American Dietetic Association recommend that ingesting plant sterols from natural food sources is preferable to obtaining them through food additives or dietary supplements, according to WebMD. (reference.com)
  • If a dietary supplement or product containing plant sterols also contains other dietary supplements, herbs or medications the possibility of serious side effects increases. (reference.com)
  • Sterols don't hinder the function of other cholesterol-lowering supplements, making them an excellent supplement to many treatment systems. (reference.com)
  • If you are into the process of lowering your cholesterol level, you can keep a brand of your plant sterols supplements such as capsules from British Supplements in your cupboard or carry it anywhere. (hubpages.com)
  • Plant sterols supplements are generally safe and effective to lower your bad cholesterol levels but you still need to protect your overall health above all. (hubpages.com)
  • To date, research on the use of plant sterol supplements for treatment or prevention of high cholesterol is fairly limited. (verywellhealth.com)
  • Although a 2004 report published in Current Opinion in Lipidology indicates that consuming plant sterols in supplement form may help lower LDL cholesterol levels, more research needs to be conducted before plant sterol supplements can be recommended as a cholesterol-lowering treatment. (verywellhealth.com)
  • While plant sterol supplements are often touted as a natural remedy for high cholesterol, there is currently a lack of scientific evidence to support the use of plant sterol supplements as a treatment for any health condition. (verywellhealth.com)
  • It's important to note that plant sterols (or plant sterol supplements) should not be used in place of doctor-prescribed treatment for high cholesterol. (verywellhealth.com)
  • What Brands of Orange Juice Are Fortified With Sterols? (reference.com)
  • Minute Maid and Corowise are two brands that provide specialty orange juice products fortified with sterols. (reference.com)
  • Researchers at UC Davis School of Medicine and Medical Center say plant sterols added to orange juice were effective in reducing bad cholesterol levels in test subjects. (retailwire.com)
  • Plant sterols in orange juice beverage lowers. (ucdavis.edu)
  • Now, UC Davis researchers have found that twice-daily servings of a reduced-calorie orange juice beverage fortified with plant sterols also lowers levels of C-reactive protein, a marker of inflammation and an accepted risk marker for heart disease. (ucdavis.edu)
  • Sterols are plant cholesterols recognized for their ability to lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or "bad" cholesterol, when added to margarines, salad dressings, other fats and orange juice. (ucdavis.edu)
  • This is the first study to show that healthy people who drink a plant sterol-fortified orange juice beverage can reduce C-reactive protein levels," said Sridevi Devaraj , lead author of the study. (ucdavis.edu)
  • Drinking a plant sterol-fortified orange juice beverage is a relatively simple thing to do and it may have important preventive effects. (ucdavis.edu)
  • Half of the group drank a reduced-calorie, sterol-fortified orange juice beverage, while the other half drank a juice beverage without sterols. (ucdavis.edu)
  • Researchers found that volunteers who drank the sterol-fortified orange juice beverage had an average 9-percent decrease in LDL cholesterol, and an average of 12-percent decrease in C-reactive protein levels. (ucdavis.edu)
  • Researchers found no significant changes in LDL or C-reactive protein levels in those who drank the non-sterol fortified orange juice beverage. (ucdavis.edu)
  • Plant cholesterols known as sterols -- recognized for their cholesterol-lowering power when added to margarines, salad dressings and other fats -- also have been found to be effective in reducing low-density lipoprotein, or 'bad' cholesterol' levels, when added to orange juice. (innovations-report.com)
  • Now, UC Davis researchers have found that twice-daily servings of a reduced-calorie orange juice beverage fortified with plant sterols also reduces levels of C-reactive protein, a marker of inflammation and an accepted risk marker for heart disease. (innovations-report.com)
  • Drinking a plant sterol-fortified orange juice beverage is a relatively simple thing to do and it may have important preventative effects. (innovations-report.com)
  • In one study, eight weeks of drinking a sterol-fortified orange juice led to significantly lower total LDL cholesterol, compared to placebo. (townhall.com)
  • Ergosterol is a sterol present in the cell membrane of fungi, where it serves a role similar to cholesterol in animal cells. (wikipedia.org)
  • When combined, plant sterols and stanols are physically similar to cholesterol in their waxy and soft quality, yet these nutrients actually reduce cholesterol levels by replacing it in the bloodstream. (ehow.co.uk)
  • The sterols produced by plants are similar to cholesterol in structure and function. (livestrong.com)
  • Plant sterols are plant compounds, which are chemically similar to cholesterol. (vitasprings.com)
  • This study describes the free sterols composition of the Mycale laevis sponge, collected in the Cispatá Ba (mas) y (Córdoba, Colombia). (worldwidescience.org)
  • These plant compounds can certainly help (by lowering cholesterol levels), but recent lawsuits challenge whether Smart Balance and Benecol provide enough sterols/stanols to claim a benefit. (consumerlab.com)
  • The challenge is getting enough sterols in your diet to have an impact. (livestrong.com)
  • But getting enough sterols and stanols through diet alone is nearly impossible. (naturemade.com)
  • In other green algae a predominance of Δ 7 -unsaturated sterols is found dominated by 24-methylcholesta-5,7,22E-dien-3β-ol (ergosterol). (springer.com)
  • New quaternary alkylammonium conjugates of steroids were obtained by two step reaction of sterols (ergosterol, cholesterol, dihydrocholesterol) with bromoacetic acid bromide, followed by bimolecular nucleophilic substitution with a long chain tertiary alkylamine. (mdpi.com)
  • Plant sterols are natural fatty nutrients found in plants. (reference.com)
  • Fatty acids are small building blocks that create types of fat such as sterols and triglycerides. (fitday.com)
  • Fatty acids, sterols and triglycerides all fall under the category of lipid. (fitday.com)
  • Fatty acids are simply chains of carbon and hydrogen that can join together to form larger molecules such as triglycerides, sterols, saturated and unsaturated fats which will interact in our bodies. (fitday.com)
  • Catalysis of the reaction: a steryl ester + H2O = a sterol + a fatty acid. (yeastgenome.org)
  • Dendrite formation in these CIVda neurons additionally requires functional sterol regulatory element binding protein (SREBP) , a crucial regulator of fatty acid production. (sdbonline.org)
  • This work focuses on the main groups present in waste water: resin acids, free and esterified fatty acids and, free and esterified sterols. (diva-portal.org)
  • Sterols and related compounds play essential roles in the physiology of eukaryotic organisms. (wikipedia.org)
  • A class of organic compounds known as STEROLS or STEROIDS derived from plants. (fpnotebook.com)
  • Plant sterols and stanols are healthy compounds found in plant oils, nuts, seeds and legumes. (fitday.com)
  • Plant sterols, natural compounds found in certain vegetable oils, cereals, fruits and vegetables, have previously been shown to be safe and effective in lowering cholesterol levels, and this study adds to that body of research. (nutraingredients.com)
  • This type of data is very scarce for natural compounds like sterols and vitamins. (doaj.org)
  • Moducare is a pine extract that contains sterols, naturally occurring compounds found in all plants. (prohealth.com)
  • It is now possible to tell the story of mankind's presence and evolution on the planet by analyzing trends in soil and sediment accumulation of fecal sterols, chemical compounds which are crucial in human physiology. (eurekalert.org)
  • A number of plant foods contain compounds called plant sterols. (verywellhealth.com)
  • Among them, STARD4 has been shown to increase intracellular cholesteryl ester formation and is controlled at the transcriptional level by sterol levels in cells. (nih.gov)
  • Lipin 1 expression is regulated by intracellular sterols in Huh7 cells. (nih.gov)
  • The intracellular transport of sterol for esterification is not sensitive to anti-microtubule agents. (asm.org)
  • Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have investigated the role of plant sterols in cholesterol lowering ability. (medindia.net)
  • This research assesses consumption patterns of products containing plant sterols and consumer awareness of labelling on consumption guidelines for these products. (food.gov.uk)
  • In addition, EC regulation 608/2004 requires that all products containing plant sterols should be labelled in a consistent manner. (food.gov.uk)
  • The Food Standards Agency, as the UK Competent Authority for the Novel Foods Regulation (EC) 258/97, is receiving an increasing number of enquiries and novel food applications from manufacturers who wish to launch new products containing plant sterols to the UK market. (food.gov.uk)
  • Products containing at least 500 mg per serving of plant sterols, eaten twice a day with meals for a daily intake of 1000 mg as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol helps support cardiovascular health. (vitasprings.com)
  • Eating foods with plant sterols will not harm you especially that as mentioned earlier, they only come in small amounts. (hubpages.com)
  • The results showed that plant sterols are [effective] in lowering LDL cholesterol in both diabetic and non-diabetic persons. (medindia.net)
  • Green microalgae are shown to have a variety of compositions including some with simple distributions of sterols dominated by the C 29 sterol 24-ethylcholest-5-en-3β-ol (sitosterol) more commonly associated with higher plants. (springer.com)
  • NATUR-LEAF® is a unique natural health supplement, supporting the immune system with vital essential plant fats (sterols and sterolins, including beta-sitosterol), lacking in today's diets. (evenbetternow.com)
  • SREBP cleavage-activating protein (SCAP), which regulates transcription of genes with sterol response elements by proteolytically activating sterol regulatory element-binding proteins (SREBPs). (wikipedia.org)
  • X-ray crystallography of Sterol Regulatory Element Binding Protein 1A with polydeoxyribonucleotide. (wikipedia.org)
  • Sterol regulatory element-binding proteins ( SREBPs ) are transcription factors that bind to the sterol regulatory element DNA sequence TCACNCCAC. (wikipedia.org)
  • These proteins work with asymmetric sterol regulatory element (StRE). (wikipedia.org)
  • The steroidogenic acute regulatory-related lipid-transfer (START) family of proteins is involved in several pathways of nonvesicular trafficking of sterols. (nih.gov)
  • Using a luciferase assay, electrophoretic mobility shift assay, and chromatin immunoprecipitation assay, we demonstrated that these elements are responsible for the transcription of LPIN1 gene, mediated by SREBP-1 (sterol regulatory element-binding protein 1) and nuclear factor Y. Furthermore, we investigated whether lipin 1 is involved in lipogenesis by transfection of LPIN1 small interfering RNA. (nih.gov)
  • The Sterol Homeostasis Pathway complements our catalog of research reagents including antibodies and ELISA kits against LXR, STEROL REGULATORY ELEMENT BINDING PROTEIN 2, ABCA1, CRP, CYP7A1. (novusbio.com)
  • Nevertheless, the molecular mechanism underlying the regulatory role of sterols in plant development has not been revealed. (plantphysiol.org)
  • The regulatory function of sterols in plant development is further supported by a phenocopy of the fk mutant using a sterol C-14 reductase inhibitor, fenpropimorph. (plantphysiol.org)
  • Vertebrate cells sense membrane sterol levels in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) via the sterol regulatory element-binding protein (SREBP) pathway. (biologists.org)
  • By analyzing the cdk8 and cyclin C (cycC) mutant larvae in Drosophila, it was previously reported that the CDK8-CycC complex coordinately regulates lipogenesis by repressing dSREBP (sterol regulatory element-binding protein)-activated transcription and developmental timing by activating EcR (ecdysone receptor)-dependent gene expression. (sdbonline.org)
  • Although degeneration of the axon terminal is dependent on neural activity, activation of sterol regulatory element binding protein (SREBP) is both necessary and sufficient to cause synaptic vesicle loss. (sdbonline.org)
  • A class of dietary sterols present in plants with chemical structures nearly identical to cholesterol. (fpnotebook.com)
  • They found that many studies demonstrated a reduction in inflammatory markers such as C-reactive protein after dietary intake of sterols. (vitalitymagazine.com)
  • Choles-Sterol may be a useful dietary adjunct for individuals wishing to supplement their diets with a unique formula to help support cholesterol and cardiovascular health. (nutrichem.com)
  • Effects of lovastatin and dietary cholesterol on sterol homeostasis in healthy human subjects. (jci.org)
  • In addition to lowering serum LDL cholesterol, lovastatin significantly lowered biliary secretion of cholesterol, fecal output of endogenous neutral sterols, cholesterol balance, and systemic cholesterol input (the sum of cholesterol synthesis and absorbed dietary cholesterol). (jci.org)
  • When dietary sterol drops below a minimal threshold, larvae arrest growth and development in a reversible manner. (biologists.org)
  • It has been known for over 70 years that insects are sterol auxotrophs, requiring dietary sources of sterols for their development ( Hobson, 1935a ). (biologists.org)
  • A study investigating the possible benefit of combining sterols with fish oil found that together they significantly lowered total cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol, and triglycerides, and raised HDL-cholesterol in subjects with undesirable cholesterol profiles. (memorialhealth.com)
  • [3] [4] Sterols in turn inhibit the cleavage of SREBPs and therefore synthesis of additional sterols is reduced through a negative feed back loop. (wikipedia.org)
  • Brycki B, Koenig H, Kowalczyk I, Pospieszny T. Synthesis, Spectroscopic and Semiempirical Studies of New Quaternary Alkylammonium Conjugates of Sterols. (mdpi.com)
  • A sterol-sensing domain (SSD) is a protein domain which consists of 180 amino acids forming five transmembrane segments capable of binding sterol groups. (wikipedia.org)
  • We offer Sterol carrier protein 2 Peptides and Sterol carrier protein 2 Proteins for use in common research applications: ELISA, Protein Array, Western Blot. (novusbio.com)
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  • Choose from our Sterol carrier protein 2 Peptides and Proteins. (novusbio.com)
  • Synthetic peptide within Human Sterol carrier protein 2 aa 1-100 (N terminal). (abcam.com)
  • also known as sterol carrier protein 2 deficiency. (abcam.com)
  • Those drinking the OJ with sterols also experienced reductions in C-reactive protein-a key marker of inflammation and risk factor for heart disease. (townhall.com)
  • group of closely related natural plant sterols with anticholesterolemic properties. (fpnotebook.com)
  • Symptom relief has also been achieved with sterol supplementation. (townhall.com)
  • The relative levels of individual sterols are subject to natural variation. (naturesbest.co.uk)
  • This also contains 1, 020mg per capsule which is definitely higher than the recommended plant sterols intake. (hubpages.com)
  • The objective of the study was to examine the influence of aloe sterol intake on skin conditions. (nutraingredients-usa.com)
  • "The results of this double-blind clinical trial demonstrated that daily oral intake of 40 μg of Aloe sterol significantly increased skin barrier function, skin moisture, and skin elasticity," ​ the researchers wrote. (nutraingredients-usa.com)
  • Furthermore, ultrasonographic results suggested that intake of Aloe sterol increased skin elasticity by increasing the collagen content in the dermis. (nutraingredients-usa.com)
  • The researchers recommend further histological analysis to elucidate the underlying mechanisms of the effects of aloe sterol intake on skin health. (nutraingredients-usa.com)
  • High intake of total plant sterols explained most of the attenuation in risk of gastric cancer associated with vegetable and fruit intakes. (unboundmedicine.com)
  • The interactions leading to the formation of a L o phase derive from the ability of sterols to simultaneously inhibit the formation of the gel phase (by intercalating between sphingolipids and preventing their crystallization) and to order saturated acyl chains. (pnas.org)
  • The sterols can also inhibit the general response that chronic diseases and inflammation cause, helping users fight off a variety of problems. (reference.com)
  • In cells with low levels of sterols, SREBPs are cleaved to a water-soluble N-terminal domain that is translocated to the nucleus. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, people at high risk of heart disease, especially those with high blood cholesterol levels, may benefit from eating foods that have added (fortified) plant stanols and sterols. (uk.com)
  • It is unlikely that people with 'normal' levels of cholesterol will benefit from including plant stanols and sterols fortified foods. (uk.com)
  • Some food products in Australia are fortified with plant sterols so they have higher levels. (heartfoundation.org.au)
  • Adult Australians, with high absolute risk , can include plant sterols to assist with lowering LDL cholesterol levels. (heartfoundation.org.au)
  • For those looking to reduce cholesterol levels, consuming plant sterols and stanols may be an alternative to medication. (ehow.co.uk)
  • Soybeans and wheat germ also have plant sterols and stanols, and corn oil contains the highest levels of the nutrients. (ehow.co.uk)
  • Many studies have shown that plant sterols and stanols can help lower levels of LDL 'bad' cholesterol. (consumerlab.com)
  • Many studies have shown that taking plant sterols with meals can lower levels of LDL "bad" cholesterol. (consumerlab.com)
  • A new study found that adding EPA and DHA from fish oil to a spread containing plant sterols is not a problem and may provide additional benefit for those with high cholesterol levels. (consumerlab.com)
  • Cholesterol levels are increased in STARD4-silenced cells, while sterol transport to the endocytic recycling compartment (ERC) and to the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) are enhanced upon STARD4 overexpression. (nih.gov)
  • LDL, which is the most harmful type of cholesterol, was especially positively affected by the appearance of sterols in the body, and LDL levels drop when sterols are present. (reference.com)
  • Published in the March edition of the Journal of Nutrition, the ​ researchers from the University of Illinois, in conjunction with Mars Inc, compared groups eating sterol and non-sterol fortified chocolate with only those eating sterol chocolate registering significantly lower levels of cholesterol. (nutraingredients.com)
  • Plant sterols have been in the news lately, after studies showed that they lower blood cholesterol levels in humans. (vitalitymagazine.com)
  • The plant sterols also lowered levels of non-HDL cholesterol, which can also contribute to heart disease. (medindia.net)
  • But the forearm skin hydration levels of the aloe sterol group were significantly greater than placebo at weeks 4, 8, and 12. (nutraingredients-usa.com)
  • A , LPIN1 mRNA levels were normalized to those of 36B4 mRNA and are expressed relative to the normalized values of cells in cultured sterol-containing medium, set at 1. (nih.gov)
  • As part of your healthy diet you may want to include foods fortified with plant stanols and sterols, which actively help to reduce blood cholesterol levels. (boots.com)
  • We already knew that adding plant sterols to a juice could lower 'bad' cholesterol levels. (ucdavis.edu)
  • A combination of low dose omega-3s and plant sterols can effectively reduce both cholesterol and triglyceride levels in people with elevated cholesterol levels, says a new study that should allay fears over omega-3s negating the effects of sterols. (nutraingredients-usa.com)
  • There probably are some people who have very mild abnormalities in cholesterol who could get by with a sterol supplement alone, but people with higher cholesterol levels will need medication, too. (medindia.net)
  • The levels of both BR and sterols were reduced in fk mutants. (plantphysiol.org)
  • When sterol availability is restricted, Drosophila larvae modulate their growth to maintain membrane sterol levels within tight limits. (biologists.org)
  • Strikingly, membrane sterol levels in arrested larvae are dramatically reduced (dropping sixfold on average) in most tissues except the nervous system. (biologists.org)
  • In tissues in which sterol levels drop, the overall level of sphingolipids increases and the proportion of different sphingolipid variants is altered. (biologists.org)
  • These changes allow survival, but not growth, when membrane sterol levels are low. (biologists.org)
  • Could an animal that does not synthesize sterols reliably accumulate sufficiently high levels to maintain membrane biophysical properties? (biologists.org)
  • Let's first look at how sterols improve cholesterol levels. (townhall.com)
  • Plant sterols/stanols contribute to normal blood cholesterol levels. (hellenia.co.uk)
  • It has been recommended by the National Cholesterol Education Program that those with high cholesterol levels consume a sterol rich diet to lower the associated cardiovascular disease. (bio-medicine.org)
  • Cholesterol Complex with Plant Sterols helps support cholesterol levels already within a normal range. (nutritionexpress.com)
  • Cells with free-sterol concentrations below the maximal level were capable of accumulating free sterol from the medium. (asm.org)
  • The formation of a liquid-ordered phase depends crucially on the ordering properties of sterols. (pnas.org)
  • These similarities inspired the hypothesis that hopanoids are bacterial sterol surrogates ( 9 ) and led us to examine whether hopanoids might share the properties of sterols in membranes. (pnas.org)
  • Additionally, a healthy diet of sterols can improve general immune system functions, and introducing more sterols into the body's system supercharges the activity of immune cells. (reference.com)
  • Sterols have been shown to enhance immune function and support the body's inflammation response. (prohealth.com)
  • Haptophytes, in contrast, usually have simple sterol distributions, often dominated by 24-methylcholesta-5,22E-dien-3β-ol also found in diatoms. (springer.com)
  • To analyze STARD4's mode of action, we compared sterol transport mediated by STARD4 with that of a simple sterol carrier, methyl-β-cyclodextrin (MCD), when STARD4 and MCD were overexpressed or injected into cells. (nih.gov)