Cholesterol is a major sterol produced in mammalian cells that is required for cell viability and proliferation.{39788} It is a component of mammalian cell membranes that interacts with membrane phospholipids, sphingolipids, and proteins to influence their behavior. Cholesterol is a precursor of steroid hormones, bile acids, and the active form of vitamin D. Impaired cholesterol homeostasis is related to development of various diseases including fatty liver, diabetes, gallstones, dyslipidemia, atherosclerosis, heart attack, and stroke.{39789}
Specifications
Size
250 g
CAS number
57-88-5
Supplier
Cayman Chemical
Shipping & storage
Shipping condition
Dry Ice
Storage temperature
-20°C