Serum and hepatic cholestanol, squalene and noncholesterol sterols in man: a study on liver transplantation.

@article{Nikkil1992SerumAH,
  title={Serum and hepatic cholestanol, squalene and noncholesterol sterols in man: a study on liver transplantation.},
  author={Katriina Nikkil{\"a} and Krister V A H{\"o}ckerstedt and Tatu A. Miettinen},
  journal={Hepatology},
  year={1992},
  volume={15 5},
  pages={863-70}
}
Serum noncholesterol sterols indicate overall cholesterol metabolism in a variety of experimental and clinical conditions. In patients with advanced primary biliary cirrhosis serum cholestanol, a 5 alpha-derivative of cholesterol, is markedly increased, and cholesterol precursors, which are indicators of cholesterol synthesis, are clearly reduced, as is the ratio of plant sterols (campesterol/sitosterol). Therefore these variables were studied in the livers and sera of 23 patients undergoing… CONTINUE READING