Cholesterol homeostasis. Modulation by amphiphiles.

@article{Lange1994CholesterolHM,
  title={Cholesterol homeostasis. Modulation by amphiphiles.},
  author={Yvonne Lange and T L Steck},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  year={1994},
  volume={269 47},
  pages={29371-4}
}
Diverse amphiphiles act on cellular cholesterol metabolism as if signaling regulatory sites. One class (oxysterols) mimics the homeostatic effects of excess cell cholesterol, inhibiting cholesterol biosynthesis and stimulating plasma membrane cholesterol esterification. A second class of amphiphiles has effects precisely opposite to the oxysterols, i.e. they immediately inhibit plasma membrane cholesterol esterification and progressively induce 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase… CONTINUE READING

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