Flashcards in Cholesterol Deck (7)
what is the rate limiting step in cholesterol biosynthesis?
many drugs developed to attack this enzyme
how is cholesterol transported?
transported as VLDL
What catalyzes the esterification of cholesterol?
Acyl CoA cholesterol Acyl Transferase (ACAT)
Cholesterol is precursor for steroid hormones
if CH crystalizes due to increased CH:phospholipid ratio
Foam cells form from Macrophages that have been attracted due to inflammation from constant oxidation of cholesterol in the arterial intima