Cholesterol as a bioregulator in the development and inhibition of leukemia.

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Leukemia in mice and humans is accompanied by a marked deficiency of unesterified cholesterol in the surface membrane of leukemic cells as compared to normal leukocytes. This deficiency induces a significant reduction in their membrane microviscosity. Since cholesterol in the cell surface membrane is exchangeable with cholesterol in the serum lipoproteins… (More)

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