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The relationship between cholesterol and ubiquinone synthesis in rat intestinal epithelial cell cultures was examined by using 3 beta-[2-(diethylamino)ethoxy]androst-5-en-17-one hydrochloride (U18666A). Addition of U18666A to cells caused a greater than 90% inhibition of incorporation of [3H]acetate into cholesterol and an apparent large increase in the(More)
We have examined the mechanism of the inhibition of cholesterol synthesis in cells treated with exogenous sphingomyelinase. Treatment of rat intestinal epithelial cells (IEC-6), human skin fibroblasts (GM-43), and human hepatoma (HepG2) cells in culture with sphingomyelinase resulted in a concentration- and time-dependent inhibition of the activity of(More)