Cholesterol structure and synthesis

Cholesterol Synthesis

Cholesterol Structure Figure: Cholesterol Structure Although cholesterol is synthesized in most tissues of the body where it serves as a component of cell membranes, it is produced mainly in the liver and intestine. Cholesterol and cholesterol esters are transported in blood lipoproteins. All the carbons of cholesterol are derived from acetyl-CoA. The key intermediates in cholesterol biosynthesis are HMG-CoA, mevalonic …

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