Squalene and sterol carrier protein: structural properties, lipid-binding, and function in cholesterol biosynthesis.


Squalene and sterol carrier protein of liver plays a general role as a vehicle for cholesterol and its water-insoluble precursors; the carrier protein is essential for enzymic cholesterol synthesis. Liver microsomal enzymes contain a small amount of endogenous carrier protein, which is readily removed by washing or purification of the enzyme. Enzymic… (More)

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